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From Ancient Greek ὁμιλῶ (homilô, to be with someone, to keep someone company), from ὅμιλος (hómilos).


  • IPA(key): [miˈlo]
  • Hyphenation: μι‧λώ


μιλώ (miló) (simple past μίλησα, passive μιλιέμαι)

  1. (most senses) speak, talk
    Ας μιλάμε στον ενικό!As miláme ston enikó!Let's talk in the singular!
    Μιλάτε αγγλικά;Miláte angliká?Do you speak English?
  2. (intransitive, in passive) have friendly relations, be on speaking terms
    Για κάποιο λόγο, δε μιλιούνται μεταξύ τους.Gia kápoio lógo, de milioúntai metaxý tous.For some reason, they don't have friendly relations.


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The 2nd person singular form is familiar and informal, used with family, friends, children and younger people — the plural is formal and polite, it is used with strangers and to give respect. (see:: T-V distinction)