Determiner ordinal


Ordinal determiners are ordinal numbers that indicate the position of something in a sequence.


All ordinal numerals in Koiné Greek are considered ordinal determiners in this grammar. For example, consider the sentence, “John won second prize in the race.” The word “second” is an ordinal determiner.

Example: Matthew 20:3

καὶ ἐξελθὼν περὶ τρίτην ὥραν εἶδεν ἄλλους ἑστῶτας ἐν τῇ ἀγορᾷ ἀργούς

kai exelthōn peri tritēn hōran eiden allous hestōtas en tē agora


and going out about third hour he saw others standing in the

marketplace idle

He went out again about the third hour and saw other workers standing

idle in the marketplace.