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Ancient GreekEdit


According to Beekes, derived from δέχομαι (dékhomai, I take, accept), from Proto-Indo-European *deḱ- (to take). Cognate to Latin doceō (I teach, show, rehearse) and Latin dīgnus (fitting, worthy).




δοκέω (dokéō)

  1. To expect, think, suppose, imagine
  2. To seem, to be thought [+dative = to someone, by someone], [+infinitive = that ...]
    1. (impersonal, δοκεῖ) It seems [+dative = to someone]; [+dative = subject] to think
    2. (impersonal, δοκεῖ) It seems good [+dative = to someone]; [+dative = subject] to resolve
      • ἔδοξε τῇ βουλῇ καὶ τῷ δήμῳ... .
        édoxe têi boulêi kaì tôi dḗmōi... .
        The council and people have decided... .
  3. To be reputed [+infinitive = that ...]
    • 380 BCE, Plato, Gorgias 472a
      ἐνίοτε γὰρ ἂν καὶ καταψευδομαρτυρηθείη τις ὑπὸ πολλῶν καὶ δοκούντων εἶναί τι.
      For occasionally someone can even be brought down by many well-reputed false witnesses.


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