τείνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *téňňō, from Proto-Indo-European *tén-ye-ti, the innovative ye-present of *ten- (stretch) (The present tense system includes a *y progressive aspect marker.) . Cognates include Sanskrit तनोति (tanóti, to extend, spread), Latin tendō, and Old English þennan.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

τείνω (teínō)

  1. to stretch, extend
  2. to spread
  3. to exert, push to the limit, strain

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τείνω (teínō).

Verb[edit]

τείνω (teíno) (simple past έτεινα)

  1. (transitive) stretch (string, etc)
  2. (intransitive) stretch, extend, hold out (hand, etc)
  3. (mathematics) approach, tend towards
    Όταν το x τείνει προς το 0, τότε το 1/x τείνει προς το άπειρο.
    Ótan to x teínei pros to 0, tóte to 1/x teínei pros to ápeiro.
    As x approaches 0, 1/x tends to infinity.
  4. (followed by "να") tend to
    Τείνω να τον πιστέψω.
    Teíno na ton pistépso.
    I tend to believe him.
  5. (followed by "να") intend to, aim to

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms[edit]

  • τάση f (tási, tendency, trend)