Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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ὅστις whoever and the other compound relatives (e.g. ὁποῖος, ὁπόσος) denote a person or thing in general, or mark the class, character, quality, or capacity of a person (less often of a thing).

μακάριος ὅστις οὐσία_ν καὶ νοῦν ἔχει happy is the man who possesses property and sense Men. Sent. 340.

a. After a negative expressed or implied, ὅστις (not ὅς) is used because of its general meaning. So οὐκ ἔστιν ὅστις, τίς ἐστιν ὅστις; οὐδείς ἐστιν ὅστις (rarely οὔτις ἐστὶν ὅς), πᾶς ὅστις (plural usually πάντες ὅσοι). Cp. cross2557.

b. ἐξ ὅτου is common for ἐξ οὗ since. In Ionic (and Thuc. 6. 3) ὅστις is used of a definite object. Cp. Hdt. 1.7, 2. 99.

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