πρέπω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *prep-. Cognates Old Armenian երեւիմ (erewim), Old High German furben (to clean), Old Irish richt (shape), Welsh rhith (species).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

πρέπω (prepō)

  1. to be clearly seen, to be visible or conspicuous among a number
    1. to be heard
    2. to smell strong
  2. to be conspicuously like, to be like, to resemble
  3. to be conspicuously fit, to become, beseem, suit
    1. (in participle)
      1. (neuter participle) that which is seemly, fitness, propriety, decorum
    2. (rarely with a person as the subject) fit
    3. (mostly impersonal) it is fitting, it beseems, suits, becomes
      1. (with personal accusative and infinitive)
      2. (with infinitive only)
      3. when an accusative alone follows, an infinitive must be supplied
  4. (transitive) to liken

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition