Ancient GreekEdit


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




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. (τὸ συμβεβηκός) 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
  4. (philosophy, τὸ συμβεβηκός)
    1. a contingent attribute or accident
    2. any attribute, whether property or accident, necessarily resulting from the notion of a thing, so that it does not enter into the essence or definition thereof





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.

See alsoEdit

  • τυχαίνω(tychaíno, to happen, to happen on, to chance)