φύω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to appear, become, rise up). Cognates include Old Armenian բոյս (boys, plant), Sanskrit भवति (bhavati), Avestan 𐬠𐬎 (bu), Latin fui, Old English beon (English be), and Albanian bëj.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

φύω (phuō) future: φύσω/φυήσω aorist: ἔφυσα/ἔφυν perfect active: πέφυκα

  1. (transitive) I bring forth, produce, generate, cause to grow
  2. (transitive) I beget, bear, give birth to
  3. (intransitive) I grow, arise, spring up
  4. (intransitive) I am by nature, I am naturally disposed to, prone to

Inflection[edit]

  • Present active, future active, and 1st aorist active are transitive; others are intransitive.

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