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Ancient GreekEdit

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Ancient Greek ποιϝέω (poiwéō) probably reflects an earlier form. Possibly derived from a noun *ποιϝός (*poiwós). Also perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey- (pile, stow, to gather). Possible cognates include Sanskrit चिनोति (cinoti) and Old Church Slavonic чинити (činiti).




ποιέω (poiéō)

  1. I make
    1. I create
    2. I produce
      1. (mathematics)
      2. I postulate, imply
      3. I solve
    3. (post-Homeric) I compose, write poetry
      1. I write of (an event) in poetry
      2. I invent
    4. I cause
      1. I cause (accusative) to (infinitive)
      2. I procure
      3. I celebrate, observe
      4. Used in the middle with a noun periphrastically for the verb derived from said noun.
    5. (with predicate adjective) I make, cause to be
    6. I put
      1. (mathematics) I multiply
    7. (middle) I consider, deem
    8. I assume
    9. I take time, spend time
    10. (later Greek) I sacrifice
    11. I prepare
    12. I play (sense 3)
  2. I do
    1. I do (accusative) to (accusative)
    2. (with adverb) I act
    3. (pro-verb) Refers back to a previous verb: I do
    4. I act
      1. (medicine)
      2. (in Thucydides)
    5. (Koine) I do customarily, I practise
  3. (middle) I pretend


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