See also: ὄντας and οντάς

Greek

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Etymology

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Formed analogically to Ancient Greek ὄντα (ónta) the accusative singular of the present participle ὤν (ṓn) of the verb εἰμί (I am) parallel to masculine nouns like Ancient Greek γέρων (gérōn) which evolved into γέροντας[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈon.das/
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  • Hyphenation: ό‧ντας

Participle

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όντας (óntas) (indeclinable)

  1. Present participle of είμαι (eímai): being
    Όντας απαισιόδοξος, δεν ελπίζει σε τίποτα!
    Óntas apaisiódoxos, den elpízei se típota!
    Being pessimistic, he/she/it hopes for nothing!

Usage notes

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  • Similar function with the dated declinable present participle ο ων m (o on), η ούσα f (i oúsa), το ον n (to on), after the Ancient Greek participle ὤν (ṓn).

Participle

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όντας (óntas)

  1. (dated) Accusative masculine plural form of ων (on). (rarely used)

References

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  1. ^ Holton, D., Horrocks, G., Janssen, M., Lendari, T., Manolessou, I. and Toufexis, N. (2019). The Cambridge Grammar of Medieval and Early Modern Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 3.7.2 page 811