klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

Indefinite article

A, AN. [Indefinite article] For this the Greeks have no distinct form, when only some one object out of an indefinite multitude is signified by it ; but in this case they use the noun without an article : e. g. Man is a two-footed animal, ζῶον δίπουν ἐστὶν ἄνθρωπος. But if this article signifies a certain one, that is, if by it is signified that a definite, though unnamed, individual out of the indefinite multitude is meant, the Greeks denote this by the indefinite pronoun, τὶς, τὶ (which is enclitic), e.g. A man came up and said, ἀνὴρ τὶς προσελθὼν εἶπεν. 
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