μανθάνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A nasal-infixed and -suffixed present from the root μαθ- (math-), from Proto-Indo-European *mn̥(s)-dʰh₁-, from *men- + *dʰeh₁-, thus "to put one's mind".

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Verb[edit]

μᾰνθᾰ́νω (manthánō)

  1. I learn
    Antonym: παιδεύω (paideúō)
  2. (aorist) I know, understand
  3. I seek, ask, inquire
  4. I have a habit of, am accustomed to
  5. I notice, perceive
  6. (in questions) Τί μαθών; "What were you thinking?" "Why on earth?"

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek:
Medieval: μανθάνω, μαθαίνω, μαθάνω, μανθαίνω, μανθάννω, μαθθαίνω[1]
Modern Greek: μαθαίνω (mathaíno) (also εκμανθάνω)

References[edit]

  1. ^ μανθάνω in Kriaras, Emmanuel. (n.d.) Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100‑1669) Vols. I‑XIV.] (in Greek), Online edition

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