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Headword: *tou/s
Adler number: tau,831
Translated headword: the
Vetting Status: high
Instead of tou/tous ["these" in the accusative plural]. Homer [writes]: "not the horses and [chariots]".[1] And toi=sin ["to the" in the dative plural] similarly, instead of tou/tois ["to these"].
Greek Original:
*tou/s: a)nti\ tou= tou/tous. *(/omhros: mh\ me\n tou\s i(/ppous te. kai\ *toi=sin o(moi/ws, a)nti\ tou= tou/tois.
Forms of o(, h(, to/, used as demonstratives in epic, became the definite article in classical Greek.
[1] An approximation -- with mh/ for what should be h)= -- of Homer, Iliad 10.322 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 November 2004@01:04:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented n.1) on 3 November 2004@02:57:11.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2011@05:07:51.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 August 2011@08:10:45.


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