πεθαίνω

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀπέθανε ‎(apéthane) the third person singular aorist of ἀποθνήσκω ‎(apothnḗskō, die).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [peˈθeno]
  • Hyphenation: πε‧θαί‧νω

Verb[edit]

πεθαίνω ‎(pethaíno); simple past: πέθανα (péthana)

  1. (most senses) die
    Ακουσες ότι πέθανε ο κύριος Βαγγέλης;‎ ― Akouses óti péthane o kýrios Vangélis? ― Did you hear that Mr Vangelis died?
    Πέθανα στα γέλια όταν τον είδα.‎ ― Péthana sta gélia ótan ton eída. ― I died laughing when I saw him.
  2. (transitive) kill (either directly or indirectly)
    Αυτά τα φάρμακα τον πέθαναν στο τέλος.‎ ― Aftá ta fármaka ton péthanan sto télos. ― These medicines killed him in the end.
    Τον πέθανε ο καημός της κόρης του.‎ ― Ton péthane o kaimós tis kóris tou. ― His daughter's sorrow killed him.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) kill, torture (cause suffering to)
    Θα με πεθάνεις με τη ζήλια σου!‎ ― Tha me petháneis me ti zília sou! ― Your jealousy will be the death of me!
  4. (transitive, figuratively) pain, hurt, kill (cause pain to)
    Το δόντι μου με πεθαίνει.‎ ― To dónti mou me pethaínei. ― My tooth is killing me.

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Antonyms[edit]

  • ζω ‎(zo, live)

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