Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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2647

With a substantive and the article or with a demonstrative pronoun an interrogative pronoun may be used as a predicate adjective. Here the interrogative sentence is equivalent to an interrogative clause with a dependent (relative) clause (cp. cross1169).

ποῖον τὸν μῦθον ἔειπες; what is the word that thou hast uttered? A 552 (lit. the word being what? In fuller form = ποῖός ἐστιν ὁ μῦθος δν ἔειπες;), τίς ὁ πόθος αὐτοὺς ἵ_κετο; what is this longing that has come upon them? S. Ph. 601, οὗτος δὲ τίς . . . κρατεῖ; who is this man who holds sway? S. O. C. 68, τίνας τούσδ' εἰσορῶ; who are these I see? E. Or. 1347, διὰ σοφία_ν τινὰ τοῦτο τὸ ὄνομα ἔσχηκα. ποία_ν δὴ σοφία_ν ταύτην; thanks to a kind of wisdom I obtained this name. (Thanks to) this wisdom being what? (that is, what is this wisdom?) P. A. 20d.

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