αἱρέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *həřřéyō, from Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to take, grasp). The aorist stem is from the synonymous *selh₁-, which is also the source of English sell.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

αἱρέω (hairéō) uncontracted form of αἱρῶ (hairô, to hang)

  1. (transitive) to take, grasp, seize
  2. (transitive) to win, gain
  3. (transitive) to convict, win a conviction
  4. (figuratively, transitive) to grasp with the mind, understand
  5. (middle, transitive) to take for oneself, choose, select
  6. (middle, transitive) to prefer

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse with αἴρω (aírō, to lift, raise), contracted form of verb ἀείρω (aeírō).

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