ἀλέξω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *alek-, *h₂lek- (to defend), same source as Sanskrit रक्षति (rakṣati), Old Armenian loanword երաշխիք (erašxikʿ), and Old English ealgian (to protect, defend).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

ἀλέξω (aléksō)

  1. I keep off, turn aside
  2. I guard, protect, defend, help
  3. (middle) I recompense, requite

Inflection[edit]

Many of the forms seem to be formed as if from *ἀλεξέω (*alekséō), e.g. ἀλεξήσω (aleksḗsō), while other seem to be formed from ἀλέκω (alékō), e.g. ἤλεξα (ḗleksa).

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