See also: toi5, tois, and τοις

Ancient Greek

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τοῖς (toîs)

  1. masculine/neuter dative plural of (ho)

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τοῖς (toîs) (discourse particle)

  1. (repeated) (often combined with μὲν (mèn) or δὲ (), contrasting two clauses): for some... for others
    τοῖς μὲν τῶν Αἰγυπτῐ́ων ἱεροί εἰσιν οἱ κροκόδιλοι, τοῖς δ᾿ οὔ
    toîs mèn tôn Aiguptíōn hieroí eisin hoi krokódiloi, toîs d᾿ oú
    For some of the Egyptians crocodiles are holy, for others (they are) not.
    τοῖς μὲν δούλοις ἀνάγκη εἰσί νόμος, τοῖς δὲ ἐλευθέροις ἀνθρώποις νόμος εἰσίν ἀνάγκη
    toîs mèn doúlois hē anánkē eisí nómos, toîs dè eleuthérois anthrṓpois ho nómos eisín anánkē
    For slaves force is law, wherease for the free men law is force.