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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From συν- (sun-, with) +‎ βαίνω (baínō, to come, go)


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sym.baí̯.nɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /symˈbɛ.no/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /symˈbɛ.no/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /symˈ
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /simˈ
  • VerbEdit

    συμβαίνω (sumbaínō)

    1. to stand with the feet together
      1. to stand with or beside, so as to assist
      2. to meet
    2. (most commonly, figuratively) to come together, come to an agreement, come to terms
      1. to agree with, be on good terms with
      2. (of things) to coincide, correspond with
      3. to fall to one's lot
    3. (of events) to come to pass, fall out, happen
        1. (mostly impersonal, sometimes with dative and infinitive)
        2. (participles) a chance event, contingency
      1. (joined with adverbs or adjectives) to turn out in a certain way
      2. (of consequences) to come out, result, follow
        1. (of logical conclusions) to result, to follow


    Derived termsEdit




    συμβαίνω (symvaíno) (simple past συνέβηκα)

    1. happen, occur, take place
      Συμβαίνει στην Αθήνα.Symvaínei stin Athína.It happens in Athens.


    This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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