Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

Unexplained. Several unconvincing hypotheses: that is related to Lithuanian žvelgiù (to look at) (connecting it as "enchanting by an evil look"); to Sanskrit ह्वरते (hvarate, to turn, diverge) with Greek enlargment -γ-; to Germanic words like Old English dolg (wound, scar) and Old High German tolg (wound), both from Proto-Germanic *dulgą.

Pronunciation edit


Verb edit

θέλγω (thélgō)

  1. to charm, enchant, bewitch
    Synonym: κηλέω (kēléō)
  2. to cheat, cozen
  3. to charm, beguile, deceive

Inflection edit

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Further reading edit

  • θέλγω”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • θέλγω”, in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • θέλγω”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • θέλγω in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • θέλγω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN