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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *wesno- (price). Cognates include Sanskrit वस्न (vasná, price), Latin vēnum (something for sale), and Old Armenian գին (gin, price).

The suppletive aorist ἐπρῐάμην (epriámēn) is from Proto-Indo-European *kʷreyh₂- (to buy). Cognates include Welsh prynu, Old Irish crenaid, Sanskrit क्रीणाति (krīṇā́ti) (root क्री (krī)), Old East Slavic крити (kriti).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɔː.né.o.mai̯/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /oˈnɛ.o.mɛ/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /oˈne.o.mɛ/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /oˈ
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /oˈ
  • VerbEdit

    ὠνέομαι (ōnéomai)

    1. to buy, purchase
      Synonym: πρίαμαι (príamai)
      Antonyms: πέρνημι (pérnēmi), πιπράσκω (pipráskō), πωλέω (pōléō)
        1. (in present and imperfect tenses) to offer to buy, deal for, bargain or bid for
        2. (with dative) to buy from
        3. (with genitive) to buy for such a price
        4. (with dative) to buy with
        5. (participial substantive, ὁ ὠνούμενος) the buyer, purchaser, owner
      1. to farm public taxes or tolls, or rather to bid for them
      2. to buy off, avert by giving hush money
      3. to buy a person, to bribe
        • Demosthenes 122.21, (Compare Plutarch, Philopoemen 15.322)
          ὠνεῖται καὶ διαφθείρει τινάς
          ōneîtai kaì diaphtheírei tinás