πάλαι

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From Proto-Indo-European *kʷel-.

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πάλαι ‎(pálai)

  1. (of a point in the past)
    1. long ago, in days past
    2. before, formerly
    3. (with present tense) since a point in the past, for a long time
      • 386 BCE – 367 BCE, Plato, Meno 93.b
        τοῦτ᾽ ἔστιν ὃ πάλαι ζητοῦμεν ἐγώ τε καὶ Μένων.
        This is what Meno and I have been trying to figure out for a while.

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