απολογούμαι

GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

sense: excuse myself

EtymologyEdit

Learnedly, from Ancient Greek ἀπολογοῦμαι (apologoûmai), contracted form of ἀπολογέομαι (to speak in one’s defense).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /apoloˈɣume/
  • Hyphenation: α‧πο‧λο‧γού‧μαι

VerbEdit

απολογούμαι (apologoúmai) deponent (past απολογήθηκα)

  1. (law) defend oneself, plea
  2. excuse oneself, justify oneself, explain oneself
    Δεν πιστεύω πως πρέπει να απολογηθώ για ό,τι έκανα, ούτε να να δικαιολογηθώ σε κανέναν!
    Den pistévo pos prépei na apologithó gia ó,ti ékana, oúte na na dikaiologithó se kanénan!
    I don't believe I have to apologize for what I have done, or explain myself to anyone!
  3. (Cyprus, idiomatic)[1] I apologize
    Synonym: ζητώ συγγνώμη (zitó syngnómi) (standard)

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

(excuse myself):

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Georgios Babiniotis (2002), “απολογούμαι”, in Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας: [] [Dictionary of the New Greek Language] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Kentro Lexikologias, →ISBN.

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