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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-. Cognates include Latin legō and Albanian mbledh.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

λέγω (légō)

  1. I put in order, arrange, gather
  2. I choose, count, reckon
  3. I say, speak
  4. I call, name (usually in the passive voice)

Usage notesEdit

All tenses besides present and imperfect are generally limited to Homer and other earlier writers (although they remain in compound words such as ἀπολέγω (apolégō), ἐκλέγω (eklégō), and καταλέγω (katalégō)).

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

(choose, arrange):

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: -λέγω (-légo) (in compounds, sense: choose)

ReferencesEdit

VerbEdit

λέγω (légō)

  1. I say, speak, converse, tell a story
  2. (middle passive) I mean

Usage notesEdit

For the meaning "say, speak", forms derived from other roots are more commonly used (suppletion): the future ἐρέω (eréō), future passive ῥηθήσομαι (rhēthḗsomai), and perfect εἴρηκᾰ (eírēka) from εἴρω (eírō), as well as the aorist εἶπον (eîpon).

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

(say, speak):

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λέγω (légō) (λέγω, sense: 'say').

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈle.ɣo/
  • Hyphenation: λέ‧γω

VerbEdit

λέγω (légo) (simple past είπα, passive λέγομαι)

  1. (formal) Alternative form of λέω (léo) "Ι say""

ConjugationEdit

see: λέω (léo)

Derived termsEdit

From the ancient λέγω, sense: 'say'

See alsoEdit

From the ancient λέγω, sense: 'choose'