εἴδομαι

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *weyd-(to know; see), compare the very closely related οἶδα(oîda). Cognate with Latin videō, Sanskrit वेत्ति(vetti), Old Armenian գիտեմ(gitem), Old Church Slavonic вѣдѣти(věděti), and Old English witan (English wit).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

εἴδομαι ‎(eídomai) (poetic)

  1. to be seen, appear
  2. (with infinitive) to appear, seem to do
  3. (reflexive, with dative) to make oneself like
    1. (intransitive) to be like, to look like

Usage notesEdit

  • The aorist tense, εἶδον(eîdon, I saw), has a related but different meaning, and its second aorist middle form, εἰδόμην(eidómēn), contrasts with the first aorist middle of this verb, εἰσᾰ́μην(eisámēn).
  • The perfect tense, οἶδα(oîda, I know), functions as a present tense word with its own meaning.

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