ἕως

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ἕως (héōs) (genitive ἑοῦς); f, third declension

  1. (Attic) Alternative form of ἠώς (ēṓs)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂wot. Cognates include Sanskrit [script needed] (yavat) .

Alternative forms[edit]

Particle[edit]

ἕως (héōs)

  1. (relative particle, used to express the point of time up to which an action goes)
    1. until, till
      1. (as a temporal conjunction)
        1. (with indicative) of a fact in past time
        2. (with subjunctive, relating to an uncertain event in the future)
        3. (with optative, relating to an uncertain event in the past)
        4. (with infinitive, only in late authors)
      2. (with single words, mostly of adverbs of time)
        1. (with a preposition)
    2. (mostly at the beginning of a verse in Homer) while, as long as
      1. (in Attic, with subjunctive)
      2. (with optative, in case of repeated action)
  2. (in Homer, demonstrative) for a time

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