ἀμύνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to μύνη (múnē, excuse, pretense).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

ἀμύνω (amúnō)

  1. I keep off, ward off, defend, guard, assist
  2. I avenge, punish, repay, requite

Usage notes[edit]

Generally, the object being protected received the accusative case, while the offending object receives the dative. The second sense, "avenge" is more common in the middle voice.

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