φιλέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰi.lé.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pʰiˈlɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɸiˈle.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /fiˈle.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /fiˈle.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    φιλέω (philéō)

    1. I love, like, regard highly
      • Εἰ μὲ φιλοῦντα φιλεῖς, διπλὴ χάρις· εἰ δὲ μὲ μισεῖς τόσσον μισοίης, ὁσσον ἐγὼ σὲ φιλῶ. [1]
        Ei mè philoûnta phileîs, diplḕ kháris; ei dè mè miseîs tósson misoíēs, hosson egṑ sè philô.
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    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