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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).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /do.ké.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /doˈkɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ðoˈke.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ðoˈce.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ðoˈce.o/
  • VerbEdit

    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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