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[1144] τί δ᾽ ἔστι; = “what is the matter?” “what do you mean?” Cp. 319 (n.).

πρὸς τί cannot be connected as a relative clause with τί δ᾽ ἔστι, since τίς in classical Greek can replace ὅστις only where there is an indirect question; e.g. εἰπὲ τί σοι φίλον. Cp. Soph. El. 316: Soph. Trach. 339. Hellenistic Greek did not always observe this rule: Mark xiv. 36 οὐ τί ἐγὼ θέλω, ἀλλὰ τί σύ.

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