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πόθεν • (póthen)
- (interrogative) whence?, from where?
- (interrogative) whence?, from what source?
- (interrogative) wherefore?, why?, how?, for what reason?
- (enclitic) from some place or other
- This word can be used to introduce direct and indirect questions. ὁπόθεν (hopóthen) can only introduce indirect questions.
- Object generally takes the genitive case.