φιλέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From φίλος (phílos, beloved) +‎ -έω (-éō, stative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

φῐλέω (philéō)

  1. I love, like, regard highly
    • [1] :
      Εἰ μὲ φιλοῦντα φιλεῖς, διπλὴ χάρις· εἰ δὲ μὲ μισεῖς, τόσσον μισοίης, ὁσσον ἐγὼ σὲ φιλῶ.
      Ei mè philoûnta phileîs, diplḕ kháris; ei dè mè miseîs, tósson misoíēs, hosson egṑ sè philô.
      If you love me and I love you, it's a double grace; but if you hate me, may you hate me as much as I love you
  2. I treat kindly, welcome
  3. (post-Homeric) I show signs of affection, kiss
  4. (post-Homeric) I enjoy

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthologie grecque, éditions Didot, t. III, p. 149