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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to move; to turn (around)). Cognates include Latin colō, Sanskrit चरति (cárati), and Old Armenian հոլով (holov).




πέλω (pélō)

  1. to be in motion, to go
  2. to be
  3. to become

Usage notesEdit

  • Very often deponent; in the active usually in 3rd singular.


Derived termsEdit


  • πέλω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • πέλω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • πέλω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «πέλω» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • πέλω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • πέλω in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter