στης

See also: -στης

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimate origin is from Ancient Greek εἰς (eis, to, in) +‎ τῆς (tês, of the)

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

στης (stis)

  1. (rare, poetic) Contraction of σε της (se tis, to (of) the).
    Πήγαμε στης κυράς Ελένης.
    Pígame stis kyrás Elénis.
    We went to Mrs Eleni's (house/restaurant/shop, etc).
    Στης πικροδάφνης τον ανθό
    Stis pikrodáfnis ton anthó
    In the oleander's blossom

Usage notesEdit

This contraction is somewhat rare and is only ever used poetically (and hence, lyrically, as in the above song title) or in literature. Most times, the sentence order is merely changed around to make it sound less unusual:

Πήγαμε στο σπίτι/μαγαζί/εστιατόριο της κυράς Ελένης.
Pígame sto spíti/magazí/estiatório tis kyrás Elénis.
We went to the house/restaurant/shop of Mrs Eleni.
Στον ανθό της πικροδάφνης
Ston anthó tis pikrodáfnis
In the blossom of the oleander

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