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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)

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

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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)

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Pronoun 1Edit

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

From Ancient Greek τίς (tís).

Pronoun 2Edit

τις (tism (feminine τίς, neuter τιinterrogative

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

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