τελειώνω

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek τελειώνω, from Ancient Greek τελειῶ, contracted form of τελειόω (teleióō, complete, make perfect) + -ώνω (-óno, suffix for verbs).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

For sense: "finish"

  • IPA(key): /teˈʎo.no/
  • Hyphenation: τε‧λειώ‧νω

For sense: "make morally perfect" (chiefly in the passive voice: τελειώνομαι

  • IPA(key): /te.liˈo.no/
  • Hyphenation: τε‧λει‧ώ‧νω

Verb[edit]

τελειώνω (teleióno) (past τελείωσα/τέλειωσα, passive —) & τελειώνομαι (teleiónomai, passive with different sense)

  1. finish, complete, end
    Η ταινία δεν έχει τελειώσει ακόμα.I tainía den échei teleiósei akóma.The film has not ended yet.
    Ο χρόνος τελείωσε!O chrónos teleíose!Time's up!
  2. dismiss
  3. and seeτελειώνομαι (teleiónomai)

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

and see: τέλειος (téleios, perfect) & τέλος (télos, end; aim)

References[edit]

  1. ^ τελειων- in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.