διδάσκω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Causative reduplication of the root of ἐδάην (edáēn, learned, taught, aorist; not attested in the present) with inchoative suffix -σκω (-skō), from Proto-Hellenic *di-dəs-skō, from Proto-Indo-European *dens- (to teach).[1]

Compare also Sanskrit दिदेष्टि (dideṣṭi), दीक्षयति (dīkṣayati, initiate, teach, prepare, make ready).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

διδάσκω (didáskō)

  1. to teach, instruct, train
    Synonym: παιδεύω (paideúō)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “διδάσκω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 330

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek διδάσκω (didáskō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ðiˈða.sko/
  • Hyphenation: δι‧δά‧σκω

Verb[edit]

διδάσκω (didásko) (past δίδαξα, passive διδάσκομαι)

  1. (education) to teach

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