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I.Indef. Pron. any one, any thing, some one, some thing; and as adj. any, some, and serving as the Indef. Art. a, an: in the latter case it agrees with its Subst., φίλος τις a friend, θεός τις a god, i. e. not a man; in the former it is followed by gen. pl., φίλων τις one of thy friends, θεῶν τις one of the gods.
II.special usages:
1.some one (of many), i. e. many a one, ὧδε δέ τις εἴπεσκεν so men said, Hom.
2.any one concerned, each one, Il.; τοὺς ξυμμάχους αὐτόν τινα κολάζειν that every man should himself chastise his own allies, Thuc.; ἄμεινόν τινος better than any others, Dem.:—this is more fully expressed by adding other pronominal words, τις ἕκαστος Od., etc.; πᾶς τις Hdt., etc.; οὐδείς or μηδείς τις Eur., Xen. reference to a person, whom one avoids naming, δώσει τις δίκην some one I know will suffer, Ar.; so euphem. for something bad, ἤν τι ποιῶμεν, ἤν τι πάθωμεν Thuc.
4.indefinitely, where we say they, French on, μισεῖ τις ἐκεῖνον they hate him, Dem.
5.τις, τι, emphat. of a person or thing, some great one, some great thing, ηὔχεις τις εἶναι you boasted that you were somebody, Eur.; δοκοῦσι τινὲς εἶναι Dem.; κἠγών τις φαίνομαι ἦμες I too seem to be somebody, Theocr.; so in neut., οἴονταί τι εἶναι Plat.; so, λέγειν τι to be near the mark, opp. to οὐδὲν λέγειν, id=Plat.
6.emphat. a man, opp. to a brute, τις κύων Ar.: reversely, with sense of contempt, Θερσίτης τις ἦν there was one Thersites, Soph.
7.with prop. names τις commonly signifies one of the same sort, as, τις Ἀπόλλων Πάν either an Apollo or a Pan, Aesch.; Ἀφροδίτη τις Eur.
8.with Adjs. τις takes a restrictive sense, ὥς τις θαρσαλέος ἐσσι a bold kind of fellow, i. e. very bold, Od.; δυσμαθής τις a dull sort of person, Plat.
9.with numerals, ἑπτά τινες some seven, seven or so, Thuc.; ἐς διακοσίους τινάς id=Thuc.; so without numeral, ἡμέρας τινάς some days, i. e. several, id=Thuc.; ἐνιαυτόν τινα a year or so, id=Thuc.; so, οὐ πολλοί τινες, τινες οὐ πολλοί, ὀλίγοι τινές id=Thuc.:—so also ὅσος τις χρυσός what a store of gold, Od.
10.with Pronominal words, οἷός τις what sort of a man, Il.; ποῖός and ὁποῖός τις Soph., Xen., etc.; τις τοιόσδε Hdt.; τοιοῦτός τις Xen.:— ὅταν δ᾽ κύριος παρῇ τις when the lord, whoever he be, is here, Soph.:—in opposed clauses, μέν τις . . , δὲ . . Eur., Plat., etc.
11.the neut. τι is used as adv. somewhat, in any degree, at all, Il., etc.
12. τις οὐδείς few or none, next to none, Hdt.; τι οὐδέν little or nothing, Plat.

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