Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

From ὅς (hós, who, which, relative pronoun) +‎ τῐς (tis, someone, anyone, indefinite pronoun).

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Pronoun edit

ὅστῐς (hóstis)

  1. indefinite relative pronoun: whoever, whichever; anyone who, anything which; someone who, something which
  2. indirect interrogative pronoun corresponding to direct interrogative τίς (tís), τί (): who, what, which
    1. replaces τίς (tís), τί () when someone repeats a question asked by another person
      • 405 BCE, Aristophanes, The Frogs 197–198:
        Χάρων   [] οὗτος τί ποιεῖς;
        Διόνυσος   ὅ τι ποιῶ;
        Khárōn   [] hoûtos tí poieîs?
        Diónusos   hó ti poiô?
        Charon: This man, what are you doing?
        Dionysus: What am I doing?

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