ποιέω

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See also: ποιϝέω

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ποιϝέω (poiwéō) probably reflects an earlier form. Possibly derived from a noun *ποιϝός (*poiwós). Also perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey- (pile, stow, to gather). Possible cognates include Sanskrit चिनोति (cinoti) and Old Church Slavonic чинити (činiti).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /poi̯.é.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pyˈɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /pyˈe.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /pyˈe.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /piˈe.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    ποιέω (poiéō)

    1. I make
      1. I create
      2. I produce
        1. (mathematics)
        2. I postulate, imply
        3. I solve
      3. (post-Homeric) I compose, write poetry
        1. I write of (an event) in poetry
        2. I invent
      4. I cause
        1. I cause (accusative) to (infinitive)
        2. I procure
        3. I celebrate, observe
        4. Used in the middle with a noun periphrastically for the verb derived from said noun.
      5. (with predicate adjective) I make, cause to be
      6. I put
        1. (mathematics) I multiply
      7. (middle) I consider, deem
      8. I assume
      9. I take time, spend time
      10. (later Greek) I sacrifice
      11. I prepare
      12. I play (sense 3)
    2. I do
      1. I do (accusative) to (accusative)
      2. (with adverb) I act
      3. (pro-verb) Refers back to a previous verb: I do
      4. I act
        1. (medicine)
        2. (in Thucydides)
      5. (Koine) I do customarily, I practise
    3. (middle) I pretend

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