οἰδέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂oyd-éye-, composed of an o-grade of the root *h₂eyd- and causative/iterative present suffix *-éye-. Cognates include Old Armenian այտ (ayt, cheek), այտնում (aytnum, to swell), Latin aemidus, and Old English āte (English oat). Compare Οἰδίπους (Oidípous).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

οἰδέω (oideō)

  1. to swell, become swollen
  2. (figuratively) of inflated style

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume 2, page 1053