See also: τίς and -τις

Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷis. Cognates include Latin quis and Hittite 𒆪𒅖 (kuiš). Compare its interrogative form τίς (tís, who?).

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Pronoun edit

τῐς (tis) (with ἔγκλισις, moving back its accent)

  1. (indefinite, masculine/feminine) someone, anyone, a certain one
  2. (indefinite, in neuter) something, anything, a certain thing

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Greek edit

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Etymology 1 edit

From Byzantine Greek τὲς (tès) of the 11th century, through morphological levelling of the accusative and nominative plurals.

Article edit

τις (tisf pl

  1. (definite) accusative feminine plural of ο (o) (the)
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  • (contraction): σε (se) + τις (tis) giving στις (stis)

Pronoun edit

τις (tis) (weak personal pronoun)

  1. them (3rd person feminine plural, accusative; used before the verb)
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  • τες (tes) (used after the verb)
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Etymology 2 edit

From Ancient Greek τίς (tís), interrogative pronoun (masculine, feminine) and τί () (neuter).

Pronoun edit

τις (tism (feminine τις, neuter τι)  interrogative

  1. (archaic, formal, mostly in set phrases) who? (what? / which person or people?)
    Synonyms: ποιος; m (poios;), ποια; f (poia;), ποιο; n (poio;)
    τις πταίει;tis ptaíei?who is at fault?
    τις ει; (military, recognition)tis ei?who are you?
    τίνι τρόπω;tíni trópo?in what way?
    Τίνος είσαι συ; (stereotypical phrase associated with elderly Greeks in small villages and communities to those they don't recognise)
    Tínos eísai sy?
    Whose [child] are you?
Usage notes edit
  • Of the ancient interrogative pronoun τίς (tís) the forms τίνος (tínos), plural τίνων (tínon) and the neuter τι (ti) are used in Standard Modern Greek as well. All other forms are archaic, used in quotations and set phrases.
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As in the ancient inflection of τίς, here in monotonic spelling

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