πείθω

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰeydʰ-. Cognates include Latin fīdō and Proto-Germanic *bīdaną, from which Old English bīdan (English bide).

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Verb[edit]

πείθω ‎(peíthō)

  1. (active)
    1. I convince, persuade
    2. I succeed through entreaty
    3. I mislead
      1. I bribe
      2. I tempt
  2. (in the mediopassive, πείθομαι, and Epic future, πῐθήσω, with dative)
    1. I obey, yield to
    2. I believe, trust in
  3. (second perfect active, πέποιθᾰ, with passive sense) I trust, rely on (with dative of person or thing)
  4. (perfect passive, πέπεισμαι, post-Epic) I believe, trust (with dative)

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