Koine Greek: Demonstratives
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A demonstrative is a noun or adjective that points to a specific noun. In English the following words are demonstratives: that, this, those, these.
Demonstratives can function as either pronouns or adjectives. When functioning as an attributive adjective, a demonstrative will take the predicative position. It may also function substantively. For example, `ουτοι may mean "these men".
Demonstrative as a Pronoun
An example of a demonstrative acting as a pronoun is: "that is a green tree"
Demonstrative as an Adjective
An example of a demonstrative acting as an adjective is: "that tree is green"
The word for this is `ουτος (Mas, Nom, Sing form)
The word for that is εκεινος (Mas, Nom, Sing form)
This - `ουτος
A demonstrative must match its noun in gender and number. The demonstrative declines as follows:
- `ουτος (Nom)
- τουτου (Gen)
- τουτω (Dat)
- τουτον (Acc)
That - εκεινος
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