ἔφαγον

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂g-, zero-grade of *bʰeh₂g- (to divide, distribute) with a semantic shift “*I received a share” → “*I consumed” → “I ate”. Compare also βαγαῖος (bagaîos).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

ἔφᾰγον (éphagon)

  1. I ate, devoured

InflectionEdit

No present tense, except for φαγεῖ (phageî) and φαγέοις (phagéois) in later Greek. Generally suppleted with ἐσθίω (esthíō) and ἔδω (édō). Also see τρώγω (trṓgō).

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: έφαγα (éfaga) (perfective forms of τρώω (tróo))

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