See also: ἄω and ἀῶ

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *-eh₂yéti.

PronunciationEdit

 

SuffixEdit

-ᾰ́ω (-áō)

  1. Forms verbs, usually from nouns in -ᾱ (), ()

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit



GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Modern metaplasm of the ending of 2nd Conjugaction, Class I verbs in (), in the pattern of the 3rd person singular -άει. Thus, frequently coinciding with an ancient uncontracted ending -άω (-áō).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-άω (-áo)

  1. modern alternative ending for 2nd Conjugaction, Class I verbs in :
    αγαπώ (agapó) ("I love") → αγαπάω (agapáo)

Usage notesEdit

  • For 2nd Conjugaction, Class I, the -άω (-áo) ending is less formal and more common than the ending. Sometimes they are interchangeable. Rarely is the ending more common.

Related termsEdit

  • (), -ῶ (pre 1982 polytonic script for the 2nd Conjugcation verb endings)
  • (-o, 1st conjugation verb ending)