Ancient Greek edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *en-s (compare the Ionic form ἐνς (ens), later ἐς (es)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in), from which also ἐν (en, in, at, on). Possibly was created to contrast with ἐν (en) as the result of analogy with the pair ἐκ (ek) / ἐξ (ex), of which the latter is the older form (see *h₁éǵʰs); the -/s/ in ἐξ (ex) is ultimately from the PIE genitive–ablative marker *-(e)s.

The accusative is from the pre-PIE directional.

Pronunciation edit


Preposition edit

εἰς (eis) (governs the accusative)

  1. into

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Greek: εις (eis), σε (se)

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