πρέπω

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *prep-. Cognates include Old Armenian երեւիմ (erewim), Old High German furben (to clean), Old Irish richt (shape), Welsh rhith (species).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

πρέπω (prépō)

  1. to be clearly seen, to be visible or conspicuous among a number
    1. to be heard
    2. to smell strong
  2. to be conspicuously like, to be like, to resemble
  3. to be conspicuously fit, to become, beseem, suit
    1. (in participle)
      1. (neuter participle) that which is seemly, fitness, propriety, decorum
    2. (rarely with a person as the subject) fit
    3. (mostly impersonal) it is fitting, it beseems, suits, becomes
      1. (with personal accusative and infinitive)
      2. (with infinitive only)
      3. when an accusative alone follows, an infinitive must be supplied
  4. (transitive) to liken

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Compounds of the verb:

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: πρέπει (prépei) (this term descends in the impersonal form and as compund verbs)

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