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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ῠ̔ποδύομαι (get under; put on a character -as of actors' masks-), active of ῠ̔ποδύω (hupodúō) or ῠ̔ποδύνω (hupodúnō, put under). Morphologically, from υπο- (under) + δύομαι of active δύω (dýo, set, go down).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /i.poˈði.o.me/
  • Hyphenation: υ‧πο‧δύ‧ο‧μαι

VerbEdit

υποδύομαι (ypodýomai) deponent (simple past υποδύθηκα)

  1. (of actors) play a role
  2. (figuratively) pretend to be

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Related termsEdit

  • see: δύω (dýo, set, go down)

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