διαιτάω

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

δια- (dia-) + *αἰτάω (*aitáō), frequentative of αἴνυμαι (aínumai, to take); compare αἰτέω (aitéō, to ask for). Some forms are augmented after the prefix as usual, i.e. διῃτα- (diēita-), but others are augmented to ἐδιαιτα- (ediaita-), treating the first three letters as part of the root. Still other forms have a double augment in ἐδιῃτα- (ediēita-). The double augment is especially common in the prefixed verbs ἀποδιαιτάω (apodiaitáō), ἐκδιαιτάω (ekdiaitáō), etc. (see Derived forms below). Likewise, the perfect stem often has both reduplication of the δ and augmentation of αι to ῃ, but sometimes has only augmentation without reduplication.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

διαιτάω (diaitáō)

  1. to treat (handle, deal with or behave towards in a specific way)
  2. (in the mediopassive) to lead one’s life, live
  3. to arbitrate, regulate
  4. to reconcile

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