Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From φίλος (phílos, beloved) +‎ -έω (-éō, stative suffix).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

φῐλέω (philéō)

  1. I love, like, regard highly
    • [1] :
      Εἰ μὲ φιλοῦντα φιλεῖς, διπλὴ χάρις· εἰ δὲ μὲ μισεῖς, τόσσον μισοίης, ὁσσον ἐγὼ σὲ φιλῶ.
      Ei mè philoûnta phileîs, diplḕ kháris; ei dè mè miseîs, tósson misoíēs, hosson egṑ sè philô.
      If you love me and I love you, it's a double grace; but if you hate me, may you hate me as much as I love you
  2. I treat kindly, welcome
  3. (post-Homeric) I show signs of affection, kiss
  4. (post-Homeric) I enjoy

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anthologie grecque, éditions Didot, t. III, p. 149