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λέγω

Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

 

Etymology 1Edit

Alternate present of λέχομαι (lékhomai).

VerbEdit

λέγω (légō)

  1. Ι lay down, put to sleep
InflectionEdit


ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-. Cognates include Latin legō and Albanian mbledh.

VerbEdit

λέγω (légō)

  1. I put in order, arrange, gather
  2. I choose, count, reckon
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

All tenses besides present and imperfect are generally limited to Homer and other earlier writers (although they remain in compound words such as ἀπολέγω (apolégō), ἐκλέγω (eklégō), and καταλέγω (katalégō)).

ReferencesEdit

VerbEdit

λέγω (légō)

  1. I say, speak, converse, tell a story
  2. (middle passive) I mean
InflectionEdit


Usage notesEdit

The perfect is properly suppleted from εἴρω (eírō).

ReferencesEdit

GreekEdit

VerbEdit

λέγω (légo);  simple past: είπα (eípa);  passive form: λέγομαι (légomai)

  1. Alternative form of λέω (léo).

ConjugationEdit