ναίω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nes- (to join with, to conceal oneself). See νέομαι (néomai, to go or come back).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /naí̯.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈnɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈnɛ.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈne.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈne.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    ναίω (naíō)

    1. (present and imperfect only) I dwell, abide
      1. (with accusative of place) I inhabit
      2. (of places) I lie, am situated
    2. (causal, with accusative of place) I give one to dwell in; I make habitable, build
      1. (middle) I found
      2. (passive) I am situated
      3. (with accusative of person) I let one dwell, I settle them
    3. (middle and passive in active sense) I settle

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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ναίω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 994

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    Verb[edit]

    ναίω (naíō)

    1. Alternative form of νάω (náō)