πεθαίνω

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

πεθαίνω (pethaíno) (simple past πέθανα)

  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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