ποιος

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ποῖος (poîos), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis.

Pronoun[edit]

ποιος (poios)  (interrogative)

  1. who
    Ποιος είναι ο επισκέπτης; (Who is the caller?)
    Ποιος; (Who's that?, Who's there?, Who is it?)
  2. which
    Ποιο βιβλίο θέλεις; (Which book do you want?)
  3. (in accusative case) who, whom
    Σε ποιον το έδωσες; (To whom did you give it?)
  4. (in genitive case) whose
    Ποιανού είναι η πετσέτα; (Whose is the towel?)

Declension[edit]

number 
case   \   gender 
singular plural
masculine feminine neuter masculine feminine neuter
nominative ποιος ποια ποιο ποιοι ποιες ποια
genitive ποιου,
ποιανού1
ποιας,
ποιανής1
ποιου,
ποιανού1
ποιων,
ποιανών1
ποιων,
ποιανών1
ποιων,
ποιανών1
Accusative ποιον ποια,
ποιαν2
ποιο ποιους,
ποιανούς1
ποιες ποια
1 Usually a pronoun and used for people and not things.
2 The ν terminated form should be used before vowels and before the consonants: κ, ξ, π, τ, ψ, γκ, ντ, μπ.

See also[edit]

  • που (pou) for the relative form of who:
    Ο Άνθρωπος που Γνώριζε Πολλά. (“The Man Who Knew Too Much.”)