φταίω

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πταίω (ptaíō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfteo]
  • Hyphenation: φταί‧ω

Verb[edit]

φταίω (ftaío) (simple past έφταιξα)

  1. (intransitive) be to blame, be at fault, be in the wrong
    Ποιος φταίει γι' αυτό το ατύχημα;Poios ftaíei gi' aftó to atýchima?Who is to blame for this accident?
    Αυτός έφταιγε αλλά δεν το παραδέχτηκε.Aftós éftaige allá den to paradéchtike.It was his fault but he wouldn't admit it.
    Φταίω εγώ που την άφησα να περπατήσει σπίτι;Ftaío egó pou tin áfisa na perpatísei spíti?Do you blame me for letting her walk home?
  2. (sometimes in past tenses) do wrong, do a misdeed
    Αν έφταιξα, ζήτω συγγνώμη.An éftaixa, zíto syngnómi.If I did wrong, I'm sorry.
    Τι σου έφταιξε το σκυλί και το δέρνεις;Ti sou éftaixe to skylí kai to dérneis?What did the dog do to you, that you're beating it?

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