ἀρκέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂erg-. Cognates include Old Armenian արգել (argel, obstacle) and Latin arceō, Ancient Greek ἄλαλκε (álalke, to ward or keep off), ἀλκή (alkḗ, prowess, courage, boldness), ἄλκιμος (álkimos, strong), ἀλέξω (aléksō, to ward or keep off), whence the bases for Ἀλκείδης (Alkeídēs, strong, mighty, descendant of Alceus) (the name of Herakles/ Hercules) and Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléksandros, defending men).

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Verb[edit]

ἀρκέω (arkéō)

  1. I ward off, keep off
  2. (+ dative) I defend
  3. I assist, succour
  4. I am strong enough, am sufficient, suffice
  5. I suffice, am enough for, satisfy
  6. I am enough, am strong enough, avail, hold out
  7. (passive) I am satisfied with

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