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1266. The indefinite pronoun τὶς, τὶ is used both substantively (some one) and adjectively (any, some). τὶς, τὶ cannot stand at the beginning of a sentence (181 b).

1267. In the singular, τὶς is used in a collective sense: everybody (for anybody); cp. Germ. man, Fr. on: ““ἀλλὰ μι_σεῖ τις ἐκεῖνονbut everybody detests himD. 4.8. ἕκαστός τις, πᾶς τις each one, every one are generally used in this sense. τὶς may be a covert allusion to a known person: δώσει τις δίκην some one (i.e. you) will pay the penalty Ar. Ran. 554. It may also stand for I or we. Even when added to a noun with the article, τὶς denotes the indefiniteness of the person referred to: ὅταν δ᾽ κύ_ριος παρῇ τις, ὑ_μῶν ὅστις ἐστὶν ἡγεμών κτλ. but whenever your master arrives, whoever he be that is your leader, etc. S. O. C. 289. With a substantive, τὶς may often be rendered a, an, as in ““ἕτερός τις δυνάστηςanother dignitaryX. A. 1.2.20; or, to express indefiniteness of nature, by a sort of, etc., as in εἰ μὲν θεοί τινές εἰσιν οἱ δαίμονες if thedaimonesare a sort of gods P. A. 27d.

1268. With adjectives, adverbs, and numerals, τὶς may strengthen or weaken an assertion, apologize for a comparison, and in general qualify a statement: ““δεινός τις ἀνήρa very terrible manP. R. 596c, ““μύωψ τιςa sort of gad-flyP. A. 30e, ““σχεδόν τιpretty nearlyX. O. 4.11, ““τριά_κοντά τινεςabout 30T. 8.73. But in παρεγένοντό τινες δύο νῆες the numeral is appositional to τινές (certain, that is, two ships joined them) T. 8.100.

1269. τὶς, τὶ sometimes means somebody , or something, of importance: ““τὸ δοκεῖν τινὲς εἶναιthe seeming to be somebodyD. 21.213, ““ἔδοξέ τι λέγεινhe seemed to say something of momentX. C. 1.4.20.

1270. τὶ is not omitted in ““θαυμαστὸν λέγειςwhat you say is wonderfulP. L. 657a. τις οὐδείς means few or none X. C. 7.5.45, ““ τι οὐδένlittle or nothingP. A. 17b.

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