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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *həřřéyō, from Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to take, grasp). The aorist stem is from the synonymous *selh₁-, which is also the source of English sell.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

αἱρέω (hairéō) uncontracted form of αἱρῶ (hairô, to hang)

  1. (transitive) to take, grasp, seize
  2. (transitive) to win, gain
  3. (transitive) to convict, win a conviction
  4. (figuratively, transitive) to grasp with the mind, understand
  5. (middle, transitive) to take for oneself, choose, select
  6. (middle, transitive) to prefer

Usage notesEdit

Do not confuse with αἴρω (aírō, to lift, raise), contracted form of verb ἀείρω (aeírō).

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