δή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • δαί (daí)after interrogatives, to express wonder or curiosity

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *de. See also δέ ().

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Particle[edit]

δή (dḗ) (discourse particle)

  1. Adds temporal specificity: now, already
  2. Adds emphasis: truly, !
  3. Adds specificity: exactly
  4. With pronouns: of all people

Usage notes[edit]

δή (dḗ) is a post-positive word, meaning that it will usually (but not always) be the second word in a clause.

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