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ἤτοι

See also: ήτοι

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

() +‎ τοι (toi)

PronunciationEdit

 

ConjunctionEdit

ἤτοι (ḗtoi)

  1. either
  2. or

Usage notesEdit

Paired with () to form an “either... or...” construction; it can appear either first (ἤτοι... ἤ... (ḗtoi... ḗ...)) or second (ἤ... ἤτοι... (ḗ... ḗtoi...)). It can also introduce more than two alternatives (ἤτοι... ἤ... ἤ... (ḗtoi... ḗ... ḗ...)). In earlier language, ἤτοι (ḗtoi) was more emphatic than (), but in the later language this is not necessarily the case.

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