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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The present stem is from Proto-Hellenic *gʷəňňō, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷm̥yéti, from zero-grade of *gʷem- + *-yéti. Cognates include Old English cuman (English come), Latin veniō, and Sanskrit गच्छति (gacchati).

The aorist ἔβην (ébēn), as well as the other tense-forms whose stems do not contain ν (n), is from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeh₂-.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

βαίνω (baínō)

  1. (intransitive) to go, step, move on foot
  2. (transitive) to mount (a chariot)
  3. (intransitive) to depart, go away
    1. (euphemistic) to die
  4. perfect βέβηκα (bébēka): (intransitive) to stand, be somewhere
    • 458 BCE, Aeschylus, Agamemnon 36
      Βοῦς ἐπὶ γλώσσῃ μέγας βέβηκεν.
      Boûs epì glṓssēi mégas bébēken.
      A great ox stands on my tongue.
    1. (copulative) to be [+adverb = something]
    2. εὖ () βεβηκώς (bebēkṓs) well off
    3. (geometry) to stand on a base
  5. future βήσω (bḗsō) and aorist ἔβησα (ébēsa): (causative) to make someone dismount

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βαίνω.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈveno/
  • Hyphenation: βαί‧νω

VerbEdit

βαίνω (vaíno) found only in the imperfective tenses only active voice

  1. (formal) develop, go on (used in set phrases)
    η κρίση βαίνει προς εκτόνωσηi krísi vaínei pros ektónosithe crisis heads toward a détente
    όλα βαίνουν καλώςóla vaínoun kalósall is/goes well

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