εἶμι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*h₁ey-

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey-. Cognates include Mycenaean Greek 𐀂𐀍𐀳 ‎(i-jo-te), Latin ‎(I go), Sanskrit एति ‎(eti, goes), Hittite 𒄿𒄿𒀀𒋫𒋫 ‎(iyatta, goes), Old Persian 𐎠𐎡𐎫𐎡𐎹 ‎(aitiy, goes), Old Church Slavonic ити ‎(iti), Old English ēode ‎(went).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

εἶμῐ ‎(eîmi)

  1. I shall come, go

Usage notes[edit]

The present indicative (but not the other moods) has a future meaning: "I will go". The rest of the moods and tenses are supplied from ἔρχομαι ‎(érkhomai) and ἦλθον ‎(êlthon).

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