οὗ

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See also: οὐ and οὔ

Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE word
*swé

Accusative ‎() apparently from Proto-Hellenic *hwe = ϝ̔ε, from Proto-Indo-European *swé ‎(reflexive pronoun).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

οὗ ‎(hoû)

  1. him, her, it
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 15.165
      ... ἐπεί ἑό [or εὑ] φημι βίῃ πολὺ φέρτερος εἶναι
      καὶ γενεῇ πρότερος
      For I avow to be far better than him in might,
      and the elder in birth.
Usage notes[edit]

For dual and plural forms, see σφωέ ‎(sphōé) and σφεῖς ‎(spheîs).

Inflection[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • ὅς ‎(hós), ἑός ‎(heós, third singular possessive adjective)

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See ὅς ‎(hós).

Pronoun[edit]

οὗ ‎(hoû)

  1. masculine genitive singular of ὅς ‎(hós)
  2. neuter genitive singular of ὅς ‎(hós)

Adverb[edit]

οὗ ‎(hoû) (relative adverb)

  1. where, when
    • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 486
      οὗ Σπερχειὸς ἄρδει πεδίον εὐμενεῖ ποτῷ
      where the Sphercheus waters the plain with kindly stream

Etymology 3[edit]

From ὅς ‎(hós, his).

Adjective[edit]

οὗ ‎(hoû)

  1. masculine genitive singular of ὅς ‎(hós)
  2. neuter genitive singular of ὅς ‎(hós)

References[edit]