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See also: εἶμι

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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *ehmi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (I am, I exist). Cognate with Old English eom (English am), Latin sum, Sanskrit अस्मि (asmi), Old Armenian եմ (em), and so on. More at *h₁es- (to be, exist).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /eː.mí/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /iˈmi/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /iˈmi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /iˈmi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /iˈmi/
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    VerbEdit

    εἰμῐ́ (eimí)

    1. To be, exist; (of persons) live
      1. (of events) To happen
      2. To be the case
    2. (copulative) To be [+nominative = something, someone]
    3. (third person, impersonal) it is possible [+infinitive = that ...]

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