ὡς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *swē, *swō (reflexive pronomial stem). Cognates include Latin si (from an earlier form suad) and Old English swā (so) (English so).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ὡς (hōs)

  1. so, thus
    1. (καὶ ὡς) even so, nevertheless
    2. (in comparisons, ὡς....ὡς) so....as....
    3. thus, for instance
  2. relative adverb, as
    1. the introduction to similes
      1. like as, as, just as
      2. according as
    2. (with adverbial clauses)
      1. (parenthetically) to qualify a general statement; as it seems
      2. (in elliptical phrases) so far as....
      3. (attached to the object of a verb) as
    3. (to limit or augment the force of adverbs)

Conjunction[edit]

ὡς (hōs)

  1. (with substantive clauses) to express a fact: that
  2. (with final clauses) to express an end or purpose: that, so that, in order that
  3. (consequential) so that
  4. (causal) as, since, because
  5. (temporal) when
  6. (modal) how
  7. (local) where