μένω

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From Proto-Indo-European *men-. Cognates include Latin maneō.

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μένω (ménō)

  1. I stay, wait
    1. (in battle) I stand fast
    2. I stay where I am
    3. I lodge
    4. I tarry; I loiter, am idle
    5. (of things) I am lasting; I remain, stand
    6. (of condition) I remain
    7. I abide by
    8. (impersonal, with infinitive) it remains
  2. (of persons) I await, expect
    1. I wait for (accusative) to (infinitive)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek μένω (ménō), from Proto-Indo-European *men-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈme.no/
  • Hyphenation: μέ‧νω

Verb[edit]

μένω (méno) (past έμεινα, passive —)

  1. (intransitive) stay, reside, live (somewhere)
    δεν μένω πια εδώden méno pia edóI don't live here anymore
    Οι γονείς μου τότε έμεναν στην Αθήνα.
    Oi goneís mou tóte émenan stin Athína.
    My parents were then living in Athens.
  2. (copulative) stay, remain (in a condition)
    μένω ανύπαντροςméno anýpantrosI remain single
  3. (intransitive) remain, be left over see: μένει (ménei) (3rd person, impersonal)
    Δεν μένει τίποτα να πούμε.Den ménei típota na poúme.There is nothing left to be said.
  4. (transitive) fail (examination)

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