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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From (ho) +‎ -δε (-de)




ὅδε (hóde)

  1. (demonstrative pronoun, proximal) this
    1. (of place) here
      1. (with verbs of action) here; (possibly) there, yonder
      2. (modifying a personal pronoun)
      3. (with τίς)
      4. (adds precision to adverbs of place and time), just, very
      5. (in Attic dialogue, the masculine and feminine pronouns often refer to the speaker)
      6. (in Aristotle, neuter designates some particular thing)
    2. (of time, to indicate the immediate present)
      1. this present
      2. these
      3. (elliptic with genitive)
    3. (to indicate something before one)
      1. (to indicate something immediately to come) the following
      2. (followed by a relative pronoun)
    4. (adverbial)
      1. (τῇδε)
        1. (of place) here, on the spot
        2. (of the way or manner)
      2. (accusative neuter, τόδε) hither, to this spot
        1. therefore, on this account
      3. (dative neuter plural, τοῖσδε, τοισίδε) in or with these words

Usage notesEdit

The word is similar to, but more deictic than οὗτος (hoûtos), i.e. it refers more distinctly to what is present, what can be seen or pointed out.


See alsoEdit


  • ὅδε in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ὅδε in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ὅδε in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • ὅδε in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • ὅδε in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • ὅδε in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • G3592 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • he idem, page 389.
    • i idem, page 413.
    • this idem, page 867.