See also: ποθεν

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷos (which) +‎ -θεν (-then, ablative adverb suffix). Compare its indefinite form ποθέν (pothén).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdverbEdit

πόθεν (póthen) (interrogative adverb)

  1. whence?, from where?
  2. whence?, from what source?
  3. wherefore?, why?, how?, for what reason?, how come?

Usage notesEdit

  • This word can be used to introduce direct and indirect questions. ὁπόθεν (hopóthen) can only introduce indirect questions.
  • Object generally takes the genitive case.

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