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ποῖος 1

I.of what nature? of what sort? Lat. qualis? used in questions:—in Hom. expressing surprise and anger, ποῖον τὸν μῦθον ἔειπες what manner of speech hast thou spoken! ποῖόν σε ἔπος φύγεν ἕρκος ὀδόντων! ποῖον ἔειπες! etc.
2.ποῖος οὐ; interrog., equiv. to ἕκαστος affirm., Hdt., Soph. attic, often with Art., τὸ ποῖον φάρμακον; Aesch.; τὰ ποῖα τρύχη; Ar.; τὸ ποῖον; Plat., etc.
5.ποίᾳ, ionic κοίῃ, as Adv., = πῶς; Lat. quomodo? Hdt., Ar. ὁποῖος, in indirect questions, διδάξω ποῖα χρὴ λέγειν Aesch. etc. (ποῖος, πόσος must be referred to a primitive *πός, as the correlat. Adjs. οἷος, ὅσος to ὅς.

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