See also: τίς and -τις

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 

PronounEdit

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

InflectionEdit

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GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

ArticleEdit

τις (tisf pl

  1. (definite) accusative feminine plural of ο (o) (the)
DeclensionEdit
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PronounEdit

τις (tis) (weak personal pronoun)

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

Monotonic spelling of Ancient Greek τίς (tís), interrogative pronoun (masuline, feminine) and τί () (neuter), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis. Compare to the indefinite pronoun τίς (tís, someone).

PronounEdit

τις (tism (feminine τις, neuter τιinterrogative - Polytonic spelling: τίς, τί;

  1. (archaic, formal, mostly in set phrases) who? (what? / which person or people?)
    τις πταίει;tis ptaíei?who is at fault?
    τίς πταίει; (polytonic spelling)
    τις ει;tis ei?who are you?
    (τίς εἶ;) (military, recognition)
    τίνι τρόπω;tíni trópo?in what way?
    (τίνι τρόπῳ;)
    Τίνος είσαι συ;Tínos eísai sy?Whose are you? / Whose child are you?
    (stereotypical phrase associated with elderly Greeks in small villages and communities to those they don't recognise)

Usage notesEdit

  • Of the ancient interrogative pronoun τίς (tís) the forms τίνος;, plural τίνων; and the neuter τι; are used in Standard Modern Greek as well. All other forms are archaic, used in quotations and set phrases.
DeclensionEdit

As in the ancient inflection of τίς, here in monotonic spelling

SynonymsEdit

Standard Modern Greek: