δέον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Neuter present participle of δεῖ (deî, it is necessary, it behoves).

Noun[edit]

δέον (déon)

  1. That which is binding, needful, right, proper.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέον (déon).

Adjective[edit]

δέον (déon)

  1. Nominative neuter singular form of δέων (déon).
  2. Accusative neuter singular form of δέων (déon).

Noun[edit]

δέον (déonn (plural δέοντα)

  1. that which is right, proper, necessary
    Ανησυχείς υπέρ το δέον.Anisycheís ypér to déon.You worry too much, more than necessary.
  2. (plural) a set of actions or measures that must be taken for a given situation
    Έπραξε τα δέοντα.Épraxe ta déonta.He did what had to be done.
  3. (plural) compliments, respects
    Τα δέοντα στον πατέρα σας!Ta déonta ston patéra sas!My compliments to your father!
    Synonyms: χαιρετίσματα (chairetísmata), σέβη (sévi)

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