ἔφαγον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰ(e)h₂g- (to divide, distribute) with a semantic shift "I received a share" → "I consumed" → "I ate". Cognates include Sanskrit भजति (bhajati, divide, apportion), Old Persian 𐎲𐎥 (baga, god) and Avestan [script?] (baga-, part). Compare βαγαῖος (bagaîos) and Proto-Slavic *bogъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ἔφαγον (ephagon)

  1. I ate, devoured

Inflection[edit]

No present tense, except for φαγεῖ (phageî) and φαγέοις (phagéois) in later Greek. Generally suppleted with ἐσθίω (esthíō) and ἔδω (édō).


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