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132. ti/ instead of ti/na.

When the subject is a neuter plural that may be considered as a unit, “τί” is regularly used instead of “τίνα”, unless the idea of selection is to be emphasized.


τί οὖν ἐστι ταῦτα, ὑμεῖς ἴστε καὶ οὐ παρ᾽ ἡμῶν ὑμᾶς ἀκοῦσαι δεῖ”; DEM.19.217; What then are these things, things that you yourselves know and need not hear from us?

DEM.19.217(see above).

PLATO , Phaedo 57 A:τί οὖν δἠ ἐστιν ἅττα εἶπεν ἀνὴρ πρὸ τοῦ θανάτου”; Ibid. 58 C: “τί ἦν τὰ λεχθέντα καὶ πραχθέντα καὶ τίνες οἱ παραγενόμενοι τῶν ἐπιτηδείων τῷ ἀνδρί”; (Best MSS. “τί”. Schanz and Wohlrab both read “τί”, “ηερμ. τίνα”.)

XEN. An. 2.1.22:ἡμῖν ταὐτὰ δοκεῖ ἅπερ καὶ βασιλεῖ. Τί οὖν ταῦτά ἐστιν; ἔφη Φαλῖνος” .

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