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From ἐκεῖ (ekeî, yonder) +‎ -θι (-thi, at). The expected distal place demonstrative reflex is ἐκεῖ (ekeî), while this is the extended form analogous to ἐνταῦθα (entaûtha).

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ἐκεῖθῐ (ekeîthi) (poetic)

  1. there
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 17.10:
      τὸν ξεῖνον δύστηνον ἄγ’ ἐς πόλιν, ὄφρ’ ἂν ἐκεῖθι δαῖτα πτωχεύῃ
      tòn xeînon dústēnon ág’ es pólin, óphr’ àn ekeîthi daîta ptōkheúēi
      Lead this wretched stranger to the city, that there he may beg his food.

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κεῖθι (keîthi) is the regular form in Homer; ἐκεῖθι is used only once, in the cited example.

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