παίζω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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παίζω (paízō)

  1. To play
    σφαίρᾳ παίζω
    sphaírāi paízō
    I play with a ball.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: παίζω (paízo)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παίζω (paízō).

Verb[edit]

παίζω (paízo) (past έπαιξα, passive παίζομαι)

  1. play (with toys, to have fun)
    Τα παιδιά έπαιζαν στο σοκάκι.
    Ta paidiá épaizan sto sokáki.
    Children were playing in the street.
  2. (sports) play
    Παίζουν ποδόσφαιρο.
    Paízoun podósfairo.
    They are playing football.
  3. (music) play
    Έμαθε μόνη της να παίζει κιθάρα.
    Émathe móni tis na paízei kithára.
    She taught herself to play the guitar.
  4. (theater) act, play
    Ο Ρίτσαρντ Μπάρτον έπαιξε το ρόλο του.
    O Rítsarnt Bárton épaixe to rólo tou.
    Richard Burton played the part.
  5. gamble, play, bet
    Παίζουν στη ρουλέτα.
    Paízoun sti rouléta.
    They play roulette.
  6. play, fiddle,fidget
    Mην παίζεις τα ψιλά στην τσέπη σου.
    Min paízeis ta psilá stin tsépi sou.
    Do not play with the change in your pocket.
  7. (card games, chess, etc) play, move (a game, a card, a piece, etc)
    Το ταμπλώ όπου παίζεται το τάβλι χωρίζεται σε τέσσερα τμήματα.
    To tampló ópou paízetai to távli chorízetai se téssera tmímata.
    The board on which backgammon is played has four sections.
    Aυτό το πιόνι δεν παίζει.
    Aytó to pióni den paízei.
    That pawn doesn't move.

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Derived terms[edit]

  • and see: εμπαίζω (empaízo, to make fun of, to mock, to tease)

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