Ancient Greek edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Probably a combination of demonstrative Proto-Indo-European *de, whence also the enclitic -δε (-de, denoting motion towards), + Proto-Indo-European *ure, *uro (where), whence Lithuanian aurè, Avestan 𐬀𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬭𐬀(auuara), Old Armenian ուր (ur), Umbrian 𐌖𐌓𐌖 (uru). A Mycenaean Greek cognate may exist in the first element, *𐀆𐀸𐀫 (de-we-ro), of 𐀆𐀸𐀫𐁁𐀒𐀨𐀂𐀊 (de-we-ro-ai-ko-ra-i-ja, a part of the kingdom of Pylos).

The expected proximal destination demonstrative reflex is ἐνθάδε (entháde), but it has become the proximal place one, leaving this word as the specifically destination one.

Pronunciation edit


Adverb edit

δεῦρο (deûro)

  1. (of locations) hither
    1. (later) here
    2. (rhetoric) up to this point of the argument
  2. (of time) until now, hitherto

See also edit

Interjection edit

δεῦρο (deûro) (dual & plural δεῦτε or δεῦρο)

  1. (with 2nd person singular imperative) come on!
  2. (with 1st person plural subjunctive) come let us...
  3. (without a verb) come here!
  4. (later) go away!

Descendants edit

  • Latin: deurodē

Noun edit

δεῦρο (deûron pl (indeclinable)

  1. sensible objects

Declension edit

References edit