λέω

GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λέγω ‎(légō, say).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈle̞o̞]
  • Hyphenation: λέ‧ω

VerbEdit

λέω ‎(léo); simple past: είπα (eípa); passive form: λέγομαι (légomai)

  1. say, tell
    Tο παιδί είπε την πρώτη του λέξη.‎ ― To paidí eípe tin próti tou léxi. ― The child said his first word.
    Ο διευθυντής μου είπε ότι πρέπει να τελειώνουμε.‎ ― O diefthyntís mou eípe óti prépei na teleiónoume. ― The director told me that we should finish.
  2. suggest, advise
    Λέω να πάμε μια βόλτα.‎ ― Léo na páme mia vólta. ― I say that we should go for a walk.
  3. call
    Με λένε Γιώργο.‎ ― Me léne Giórgo. ― I am called Giorgos.
  4. recite, narrate, recount

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Derived termsEdit

literal translation: "The donkey called the rooster 'big head' (or nob)".
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