See also: ἔχω



From Ancient Greek ἔχω (ékhō, to have). Cognate with Mariupol Greek э́ху (éxu).


  • IPA(key): /ˈexo/
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  • Hyphenation: έ‧χω


έχω (écho) (imperfect είχα, past είχα, passive —)

  1. have
    Έχω αυτοκίνητοÉcho aftokínitoI have a car
    Έχω πονοκέφαλοÉcho ponokéfaloI have a headache
    Μήπως έχεις ένα στυλό;Mípos écheis éna styló?Do you have a pen?
  2. be (have a property, characteristic)
    Έχει κρύο σήμερα.Échei krýo símera.It is cold today.
  3. feel, have feelings
    Τι έχεις; Γιατί κλαις;Ti écheis; Giatí klais?What's [wrong] with you? Why are you crying? (literally, “What do you have?”)
  4. (grammar, auxiliary verb) have +verbs (or participles) to form perfect tenses.
    έχω διαβάσειécho diaváseiI have read

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