πρέπω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *prep-. Cognates include Old Armenian երեւիմ (erewim), Old High German furben (to clean), Old Irish richt (shape), Welsh rhith (species).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pré.pɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈprɛ.po/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpre.po/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpre.po/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpre.po/
  • Verb[edit]

    πρέπω (prépō)

    1. to be clearly seen, to be visible or conspicuous among a number
      1. to be heard
      2. to smell strong
    2. to be conspicuously like, to be like, to resemble
    3. to be conspicuously fit, to become, beseem, suit
      1. (in participle)
        1. (neuter participle) that which is seemly, fitness, propriety, decorum
      2. (rarely with a person as the subject) fit
      3. (mostly impersonal) it is fitting, it beseems, suits, becomes
        1. (with personal accusative and infinitive)
        2. (with infinitive only)
        3. when an accusative alone follows, an infinitive must be supplied
    4. (transitive) to liken

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