Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

The base of the Proto-Indo-European demonstrative *tód + the adjective suffix *-yós, equivalent to τό (, this) +‎ -ιος (-ios, adjective suffix).

Pronunciation edit


Determiner edit

τοῖος (toîosm (feminine τοίᾱ, neuter τοῖον)

  1. (demonstrative determiner, chiefly poetic) of this sort, such
    1. (correlative, τοῖος ... οἷος ...) such ... as ...
    2. (referring to something mentioned earlier)
    3. (like οἷος (hoîos)) such as to do, able or capable to do (with infinitive)
    4. (emphasizing an adjective of same gender and case) just, very, so

Usage notes edit

This is the demonstrative determiner and pronoun corresponding to the interrogative determiner ποῖος (poîos), the indefinite determiner ποιός (poiós), and relative pronoun οἷος (hoîos). Mainly used in Homer and other poets. In prose, τοιοῦτος (toioûtos) is used.

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Further reading edit

  • τοῖος”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • τοῖος”, in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • τοῖος”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • τοῖος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • τοῖος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • τοῖος”, in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.