φημί

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to speak). Cognates include Latin fārī (speak, talk; say), fama (news; fame), fabula (story, tale, fable), Old Armenian բամ (bam, to speak), Old Church Slavonic баяти (bajati, tell, narrate) and баснь (basnĭ, fable) (Russian баять (bajatʹ) and басня (basnja)) and Old English bannan (English ban). Compare also Sanskrit भनति (bhánati, speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

φημί (phēmí)

  1. I speak, say.

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References[edit]

  • φημί in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  • prophet in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • Herbert Weir Smyth, A Greek Grammar For Colleges