ἀκούω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂keus-. Possible cognates include Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (hausjan)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ἀκούω (akouō) future: ἀκούσω aorist: ἤκουσα perfect: ἀκήκοα, ἄκουκα, ἤκουκα perfect m/p: ἤκουσμαι aorist passive: ἠκούσθην

  1. I hear
  2. I hear about, learn
  3. I listen, pay attention to, heed
  4. I understand
  5. I obey
  6. (passive) I am called, am spoken of, am known as

Usage notes[edit]

The object which is heard takes the accusative case, while the speaker, when present, takes the genitive.

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