Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

πρέσβυς (présbus) +‎ -εύω (-eúō)

Pronunciation edit


Verb edit

πρεσβεύω (presbeúō)

  1. (intransitive) to be the elder or eldest
  2. to take the first place, be best
  3. (with the genitive) to rank before, take precedence of
  4. (with the genitive) to rule over
  5. (transitive) to place (someone or something) as eldest or first, to put first in rank
  6. to pay honor or worship
  7. (passive voice) to hold the first place
  8. to serve an ambassador
  9. to negotiate (e.g. peace) as an ambassador
  10. (middle voice) to send ambassadors

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