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[*] 130. Difference between ti/ and ti/s in the predicate. In questions distinguish between “τί”, the essence of a thing, and “τίς”, the classification of a thing. “τί δ᾽ ἐστὶν ὁ χρόνος καὶ τίς αὐτοῦ ἡ φύσις . . . ἄδηλόν ἐστι”, ARISTOT. Phys. 4.218 a 31-2; What time is and what its nature does not appear. “τί”: DEM.9.16: “καὶ μηδεὶς εἴπῃ, τί δὲ ταῦτ᾽ ἐστίν, ἢ τί τούτων μέλει τῇ πόλει”; PLATO, Crat. 398C: “ὁ δὲ δὴ ἥρως τί ἂν εἴη”; What might “hero” be? Men.71D: “τί φῂς ἀρετὴν εἶναι”; Prot. 312 C: “ὅτι δέ ποτε ὁ σοφιστής ἐστι, θαυμάζοιμ᾽ ἂν εἰ οἶσθα”. XEN. Mem. 1.2.43: “ταῦτα τί ἐστι; . . . καὶ ταῦτα νόμος ἐστί; . . . καὶ ταῦτα νόμος καλεῖται” .
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