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Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *hístāmi, from Proto-Indo-European *stísteh₂ti, the reduplicated present of *steh₂-.

Cognate with Old English standan (English stand), Sanskrit तिष्ठति (tíṣṭhati) (root स्था (sthā)), Latin sistō, Old Armenian ստանամ (stanam), Persianایستادن(istâdan).

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Verb edit

ῐ̔́στημῐ (hístēmi) first-singular present indicative

  1. (transitive, active voice of present, imperfect, future, and 1st aorist tenses)
    1. to make to stand, to stand, set
    2. to stop, stay, check
    3. to set up
      1. to cause to rise, to raise, rouse, stir up
      2. to set up, appoint
      3. to establish, institute
    4. to place in the balance, weigh
  2. (intransitive, middle and passive voice, active voice of 2nd aorist, perfect, and pluperfect)
    1. to stand
    2. to stand still
      1. (figuratively) to stand firm
    3. to be set up or upright, to stand up, rise up
      1. (generally) to arise, begin
      2. (in marking time) to be
      3. to be appointed

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  • English: histamine

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