καλέω

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kl̥h₁-, zero-grade of *kelh₁- +‎ -έω (-éō). Cognates include Old English hlōwan and English low (verb); Latin calō, clāmō, clārus, classis, and concilium; Old Irish cailech; Old Armenian աքաղաղ (akʿałał).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ka.lé.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kaˈlɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /kaˈle.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /kaˈle.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /kaˈle.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    κᾰλέω (kaléō)

    1. I call, summon
      1. I invite
      2. I invoke
      3. (law) I summon, sue
      4. I demand, require
    2. I call by name
      1. (passive) I am called, I am

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