νικάω

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From νίκη (níkē) +‎ -άω (-áō).

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νῑκάω (nīkáō)

  1. (intransitive) to win, be the winner, conquer
    1. to prevail, be superior
    2. (of opinions) to prevail
    3. (rare) to succeed [+infinitive = at doing]
      • Psalm.Solom 4.13
    4. (law) I win my cause [+accusative = the cause]
  2. (transitive) to conquer, vanquish, beat
    1. (law, rare) to win (one's case) against
    2. I overpower

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Etymology[edit]

From νικώ (nikó) + -άω, from Ancient Greek νικῶ (nikô), contracted form of νικάω (nikáō). From νίκη f (níkē, victory).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /niˈka.o/
  • Hyphenation: νι‧κά‧ω

Verb[edit]

νικάω (nikáo) / νικώ (imperfect νικούσα/ νίκαγα, past νίκησα, passive νικιέμαι, p‑past νικήθηκα, ppp νικημένος)

  1. win, prevail
  2. defeat, conquer

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