τείνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *teňňō, from the innovative ye-present *ten-ye- of *ten- ‎(stretch). Cognates include Sanskrit तनोति ‎(tanóti, to extend, spread), Latin tendō, and Old English þennan.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

τείνω ‎(teínō) future: τενῶ aorist: ἔτεινα perfect active: τέτακα perfect mediopassive: τέταμαι aorist passive: ἐτάθην

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

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References[edit]

  • τείνω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • τείνω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • τείνω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «τείνω» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «τείνω» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • τείνω in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter

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

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms[edit]

  • τάση f ‎(tási, tendency, trend)