φέρω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *pʰérō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰéreti. Cognates include Old English beran (English bear), Latin ferō, Sanskrit भरति (bhárati), Old Armenian բերեմ (berem), and Albanian bie.

The future paradigm οἴσω (oísō) is derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₃eyt- (to fetch). Cognates include Latin ūtor (to use).

The aorist ἤνεγκα (ḗnenka, I brought) is from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂nónḱe, reduplicated perfect of *h₂neḱ- (to bring). Cognates include Old Irish ·ánaic (preterite of ·icc) and Sanskrit आनंश (ānáṃśa, I have attained) (perfect of अश्नुते (aśnuté)).

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Verb[edit]

φέρω (phérō)

  1. I bring, bear, carry

Usage notes[edit]

Both φέρω (phérō) and ἄγω (ágō) mean “bring”, but φέρω (phérō) is used when the object is an inanimate object, while ἄγω (ágō) is used when the object is animate (a person or animal).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: φέρνω (férno)

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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • φέρνω (férno, to carry something a distance)

Etymology[edit]

Learnedly taken from Ancient Greek φέρω (phérō), from Proto-Hellenic *pʰérō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-. Compare the inherited form φέρνω (férno).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfe.ɾo/
  • Hyphenation: φέ‧ρω

Verb[edit]

φέρω (féro) (past έφερα, passive φέρομαι)

  1. bear, carry (decoration, injuries, scars)
  2. (passive)see φέρομαι (féromai) "I behave"

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Verb[edit]

φέρω (féro)

  1. 1st person singular dependent form of φέρνω (férno)