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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *pʰérō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰéreti. Cognates include Old English beran (English bear), Latin ferō, Sanskrit भरति (bhárati), and Old Armenian բերեմ (berem).

The aorist ἤνεγκα (ḗnenka, I brought) is from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂nónḱe, reduplicated perfect of *h₂neḱ- (to reach). Cognates include Old Irish ·ánaic (preterite of ·icc) and Sanskrit आनंश (ānáṃśa, I have attained) (perfect of अश्नुते (aśnuté)).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰé.rɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpʰɛ.ro/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɸe.ro/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈfe.ro/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈfe.ro/
  • VerbEdit

    φέρω (phérō)

    1. to bring, bear, carry

    Usage notesEdit

    Both φέρω (phérō) and ἄγω (ágō) mean “bring”, but φέρω (phérō) is used when the object is an inanimate object, while ἄγω (ágō) is used when the object is animate (a person or animal).

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    GreekEdit

    Alternative formsEdit

    • φέρνω (férno, to carry something a distance)

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek φέρω (phérō), from Proto-Hellenic *pʰérō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

    VerbEdit

    φέρω (féro) (simple past έφερα, passive φέρομαι)

    1. bear, carry (decoration, injuries, scars)

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