δίδωμι

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *de-deh₃-, reduplicated present of *deh₃- (to give). Cognates include Latin , Sanskrit ददाति (dádāti), Old Persian 𐎭𐎭𐎠𐎬𐎺 (dadātuv) and Old Armenian տամ (tam).

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δίδωμι (dídōmi)

  1. I give, present, offer
  2. I grant, allow, permit
  3. (perfect active) to allow; (perfect passive) to be allowed
    • 385 BCE – 380 BCE, Plato, Symposium 182e
      καὶ πρὸς τὸ ἐπιχειρεῖν ἑλεῖν ἐξουσίαν ὁ νόμος δέδωκε τῷ ἐραστῇ θαυμαστὰ ἔργα ἐργαζομένῳ ἐπαινεῖσθαι
      kaì pròs tò epikheireîn heleîn exousían ho nómos dédōke tôi erastêi thaumastà érga ergazoménōi epaineîsthai
      • 1925 translation by Harold N. Fowler
        and how in his endeavors for success our law leaves [the lover] a free hand for performing such admirable acts as may win him praise
    • 385 BCE – 380 BCE, Plato, Symposium 183b
      καὶ δέδοται ὑπὸ τοῦ νόμου ἄνευ ὀνείδους πράττειν
      kaì dédotai hupò toû nómou áneu oneídous práttein
      • 1925 translation by Harold N. Fowler
        by free grant of our law he may behave thus without reproach

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