λέγω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-. Cognates include Latin legō and Albanian mbledh.

Verb[edit]

λέγω ‎(légō)

  1. I put in order, arrange, gather
  2. I choose, count, reckon

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Usage notes[edit]

All tenses besides present and imperfect are generally limited to Homer and other earlier writers (although they remain in compound words such as ἀπολέγω ‎(apolégō), ἐκλέγω ‎(eklégō), and καταλέγω ‎(katalégō)).

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Verb[edit]

λέγω ‎(légō)

  1. I say, speak, converse, tell a story
  2. (middle passive) I mean

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Usage notes[edit]

For the meaning "say, speak", forms derived from other roots are more commonly used (suppletion): the future ἐρῶ ‎(erô) and perfect εἴρηκᾰ ‎(eírēka) from εἴρω ‎(eírō), and the aorist εἶπον ‎(eîpon).

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Greek[edit]

Verb[edit]

λέγω ‎(légo) ‎(simple past είπα, passive form λέγομαι)

  1. Alternative form of λέω ‎(léo)

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