λέγω

Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

 

Etymology 1Edit

Alternate present of λέχομαι ‎(lékhomai).

VerbEdit

λέγω ‎(légō)

  1. Ι lay down, put to sleep
InflectionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

PIE root
*leǵ-

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

VerbEdit

λέγω ‎(légō)

  1. I put in order, arrange, gather
  2. I choose, count, reckon
InflectionEdit
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)).

ReferencesEdit

VerbEdit

λέγω ‎(légō)

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


Usage notesEdit

The perfect is properly suppleted from εἴρω ‎(eírō).

ReferencesEdit

GreekEdit

VerbEdit

λέγω ‎(légo); simple past: είπα (eípa); passive form: λέγομαι (légomai)

  1. Alternative form of λέω ‎(léo)

ConjugationEdit

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