εγώ

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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (contraction) 'γώ ('gó)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐγώ (egṓ, I), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

εγώ (egóstrong personal pronoun

  1. I (1st person singular, nominative)
    Εγώ πάλεψα με αίμα, δάκρυα και ιδρώτα …Egó pálepsa me aíma, dákrya kai idróta …I fought with blood, sweat and tears …

Usage notes[edit]

  • May become the colloquial 'γώ ('gó) when following a vowel.
    Ξερω 'γώ;Xero '?How should I know?

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

εγώ (egón (indeclinable)

  1. (psychology) ego
    Έχει ένα μεγάλο εγώ.Échei éna megálo egó.He has a big ego.
  2. selfishness