λέω

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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λέγω (légō, say).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈle̞o̞]
  • Hyphenation: λέ‧ω

Verb[edit]

λέω (léo); simple past: είπα (eípa); passive form: λέγομαι (légomai)

  1. say, tell
    Tο παιδί είπε την πρώτη του λέξη.To paidí eípe tin próti tou léxi. ― The child said his first word.
    Ο διευθυντής μου είπε ότι πρέπει να τελειώνουμε.O diefthyntís mou eípe óti prépei na teleiónoume. ― The director told me that we should finish.
  2. suggest, advise
    Λέω να πάμε μια βόλτα.Léo na páme mia vólta. ― I say that we should go for a walk.
  3. call
    Με λένε Γιώργο.Me léne Giórgo. ― I am called Giorgos.
  4. recite, narrate, recount

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Derived terms[edit]

literal translation: "The donkey called the rooster 'big head' (or nob)".