φέρω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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

The aorist ἤνεγκα(ḗnenka, I brought) is from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂nónḱe, reduplicated perfect of *h₂neḱ-(to reach). 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. to 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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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • φέρνω(férno, to carry something a distance)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φέρω(phérō), from Proto-Hellenic *pʰérō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Verb[edit]

φέρω (féro) (simple past έφερα, passive form φέρνομαι)

  1. bear, carry (decoration, injuries, scars)

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