οὗτος

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See also: ούτος and οὗτός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

LSJ: "οὗτος, αὕτη, τοῦτο prob[ably] arose from a reduplication of the demonstr. , ἡ, τό with insertion of -υ-"

Pronunciation[edit]

 
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Adjective[edit]

οὗτος ‎(hoûtos) ‎(οὗτος), f αὕτη ‎(haútē), n τοῦτο ‎(toûto)

  1. (demonstrative adjective, medial) this
    1. (of place) here
    2. (in contrast with ὅδε ‎(hóde)) the preceding
      • 386 BCE – 367 BCE, Plato, Meno 93.b
        εἰ διδακτόν ἐστιν ἀρετὴ πάλαι σκοποῦμεν. τοῦτο δὲ σκοποῦντες τόδε σκοποῦμεν, ἆρα οἱ ἀγαθοὶ ἄνδρες καὶ τῶν νῦν καὶ τῶν προτέρων ταύτην τὴν ἀρετὴν ἣν αὐτοὶ ἀγαθοὶ ἦσαν ἠπίσταντο καὶ ἄλλῳ παραδοῦναι
        We have been considering for a long time if virtue is teachable. In considering that question, we are considering the following: did the good men, both from now and before, understand this virtue by which they were good, and how to pass it along to another?
    3. (in contrast with ἐκεῖνος ‎(ekeînos)) the latter
    4. (of someone or something famous or infamous)

Inflection[edit]

  • Doric: gen. sg. fem. is τούτας and nom. pl. masc./fem. is τοῦτοι/ταῦται
  • Cretic: gen. pl. fem./neut. is ταυτᾶν/ταύτων
  • Boeotic: all forms begin with οὑτ-

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