See also: αμέ

GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • see: άντε (ánte) for interchangeable interjections

EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek ἄμε, singular imperative of πηγαίνω, from ἄγωμε (with deletion of –γ- and avoidance of hiatus) from Ancient Greek ἄγωμεν (let's go!), subjunctive of ἄγω (I lead).[1] Two interchangeable plurals exist:

See also: άντε, άιντε, and άι

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.me/
  • Hyphenation: ά‧με

InterjectionEdit

άμε! (áme!)

  1. (idiomatic) second-person singular present active imperative of πηγαίνω (pēgaínō)
    1. (colloquial, urging) go!
      Άμε στο καλό!Áme sto kaló!Go [singular] to good (with good luck)!
    2. (colloquial, dismissal) go!
      Άμε στο διάβολο!Áme sto diávolo!Go [singular] to the devil (to hell)!

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ άμεΛεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.