μέλω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Suggested connection to μέλλω (méllō, to intend, to mean to), but Beekes doesn't find this convincing.

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Verb[edit]

μέλω (mélō)

  1. (active and middle)
    1. (with passive meaning) to be an object of care or interest [+dative = to someone]
    2. (with active meaning) to care for, be interested in [+genitive = someone, something]
  2. (impersonal, active) it [+genitive = something] is a matter of concern [+dative = to someone]

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References[edit]

  • μέλω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • μέλω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • μέλω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • μέλω in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • μέλω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • μέλω in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill