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ἤτοι

See also: ήτοι

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

() +‎ τοι (toi)

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɛ̌ː.toi̯/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈe.ty/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈi.ty/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈi.ty/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈi.ti/
  • 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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