Ancient Greek Edit

Pronunciation Edit

 

Etymology 1 Edit

PIE word
*swé

Accusative () apparently from Proto-Hellenic *hwe = ϝέ, from Proto-Indo-European *swé (reflexive pronoun).

Alternative forms Edit

Pronoun Edit

οὗ (hoû)

  1. of him, her, it
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 15.165:
      ... ἐπεί ἑό [or εὑ] φημι βίῃ πολὺ φέρτερος εἶναι
      καὶ γενεῇ πρότερος
      ... epeí heó [or heu] phēmi bíēi polù phérteros eînai
      kaì geneêi próteros
      For I avow to be far better than him in might,
      and the elder in birth.
Usage notes Edit

For dual and plural forms, see σφωέ (sphōé) and σφεῖς (spheîs).

Inflection Edit
Derived terms Edit
Related terms Edit
  • ὅς (hós), ἑός (heós, third singular possessive adjective)
Descendants Edit
  • Tsakonian: νι (ni), σι (si)

See also Edit

References Edit

  • οὗ, οἷ, ἕ”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 325
  • Carl Darling Buck, Introduction to the Study of the Greek Dialects, section 118
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 365

Etymology 2 Edit

See ὅς (hós).

Pronoun Edit

οὗ (hoû)

  1. masculine genitive singular of ὅς (hós)
  2. neuter genitive singular of ὅς (hós)

Adverb Edit

οὗ (hoû) (relative adverb)

  1. where, when
    • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 486:
      οὗ Σπερχειὸς ἄρδει πεδίον εὐμενεῖ ποτῷ
      hoû Sperkheiòs árdei pedíon eumeneî potôi
      where the Sphercheus waters the plain with kindly stream.
    • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 486:
      νῦν γὰρ δὴ ἐξ οὗ ἐγένοντο Ἀθηναῖοι ἐς κίνδυνον ἥκουσι
      nûn gàr dḕ ex hoû egénonto Athēnaîoi es kíndunon hḗkousi
      now indeed since when the athenians were born they get to an enormous danger
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Etymology 3 Edit

From ὅς (hós, his).

Adjective Edit

οὗ (hoû)

  1. masculine genitive singular of ὅς (hós)
  2. neuter genitive singular of ὅς (hós)

Etymology 4 Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb Edit

οὗ (hoû)

  1. second-person singular aorist middle imperative of ἵημι (híēmi)

References Edit