ποιέω

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See also: ποιϝέω

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *poiwéō, as shown by Doric/Aeolic ποιϝέω (poiwéō). Possibly derived from a noun *ποιϝός (*poiwós). Also perhaps from a causative of Proto-Indo-European *kʷey- (pile, stow, to gather). Possible cognates include Sanskrit चिनोति (cinoti) and Proto-Slavic *činiti.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

ποιέω (poiéō)

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: ποιώ (poió)

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