τις

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See also: τίς and -τις

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷis. Cognates include Latin quis and Hittite [script needed] (kuiš). Compare its interrogative form τίς (tís, who?).

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τῐς (tis)

  1. (indefinite, masculine/feminine) someone, anyone, a certain one
  2. (indefinite, in neuter) something, anything, a certain thing

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Byzantine Greek τὲς (tès) of the 11th century, through morphological levelling of the accusative and nominative plurals.

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τις (tisf pl

  1. (definite) accusative feminine plural of ο (o) (the)

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Pronoun 1[edit]

τις (tis) (weak personal pronoun)

  1. them (3rd person feminine plural, accusative; used before the verb)

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  • τες (tes) (used after the verb)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek τίς (tís).

Pronoun 2[edit]

τις (tism (feminine τίς, neuter τιinterrogative

  1. (archaic, formal, mostly in set phrases) who (what / which person or people)
    τις πταίει;tis ptaíei?who is at fault?
    τις ει;tis ei?who are you?
    τίνι τρόπω;tíni trópo?in what way?
    Τίνος είσαι 'συ;Tínos eísai 'sy?Whose are you? / Who do you belong to?
    (stereotypical phrase associated with elderly Greeks in small villages and communities to those they don't recognise)

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