εἰς τὰ ἴδια ἦλθεν (John 1:11.a)

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“εἰς” is a preposition taking the accusative (direct object) case to its object word, meaning “to”.

“τὰ” is neuter, plural, accusative article meaning “the”.

“ἴδια” is a neuter, plural, accusative adjective meaning “own”; in this context it refers to things or persons owned by the unnamed subject who is nevertheless defined in the verb following.

“ἦλθεν” is a third person, singular, aorist, indicative verb meaning “came”; this was an action that was completed in the past.

The sense of the clause is “to the (his) own he came.”

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