καλώ

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See also: καλῶ, καλῷ, and καλό

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καλῶ (kalô), contracted form of καλέω (kaléō, call).

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Verb[edit]

καλώ (kaló) (past κάλεσα, passive καλούμαι) passive past: καλέστηκα, κλήθηκα

  1. call, hail (someone by name)
  2. summon, invite
  3. dial, ring (by telephone)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Passive past with stem κλη- as in κλήθηκα (klíthika, I was summoned, I was named) is formal
  • Passive past with stem καλεστ- as in καλέστηκα (kaléstika, I was invited) is informal

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