λέγω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /lé.ɡɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.ɡo/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈle.ɣo/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈle.ɣo/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈle.ɣo/
  • Verb[edit]

    λέγω (légō)

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

    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)).

    Inflection[edit]

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    Verb[edit]

    λέγω (légō)

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

    Usage notes[edit]

    For the meaning "say, speak", forms derived from other roots are more commonly used (suppletion): the future ἐρέω (eréō), future passive ῥηθήσομαι (rhēthḗsomai), and perfect εἴρηκᾰ (eírēka) from εἴρω (eírō), as well as the aorist εἶπον (eîpon).

    Inflection[edit]

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    Derived terms[edit]

    (say, speak):

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    Greek[edit]

    Verb[edit]

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

    1. Alternative form of λέω (léo)

    Conjugation[edit]