Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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In the singular, τὶς is used in a collective sense: everybody (for anybody); cp. Germ. man, Fr. on: ἀλλὰ μι_σεῖ τις ἐκεῖνον but everybody detests him D. 4.8. ἕκαστός τις, πᾶς τις each one, every one are generally used in this sense. τὶς may be a covert allusion to a known person: δώσει τις δίκην some one (i.e. you) will pay the penalty Ar. Ran. 554. It may also stand for I or we. Even when added to a noun with the article, τὶς denotes the indefiniteness of the person referred to: ὅταν δ' ὁ κύ_ριος παρῇ τις, ὑ_μῶν ὅστις ἐστὶν ἡγεμών κτλ. but whenever your master arrives, whoever he be that is your leader, etc. S. O. C. 289. With a substantive, τὶς may often be rendered a, an, as in ἕτερός τις δυνάστης another dignitary X. A. 1.2.20; or, to express indefiniteness of nature, by a sort of, etc., as in εἰ μὲν θεοί τινές εἰσιν οἱ δαίμονες if thedaimonesare a sort of gods P. A. 27d.

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