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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.
      eníote gàr àn kaì katapseudomarturētheíē tis hupò pollôn kaì dokoúntōn eînaí ti.
      For occasionally someone can even be brought down by many well-reputed false witnesses.


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