ἀγγέλλω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἄγγελος (ángelos, messenger) +‎ -λλω (-llō, present tense suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /aŋ.ɡél.lɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /aŋˈɡɛl.lo/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /aŋˈɡel.lo/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /aɲˈɟel.lo/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /aɲˈɟe.lo/
  • Verb[edit]

    ἀγγέλλω (angéllō)

    1. (transitive, intransitive) To carry, deliver, pass on, relay (a message, information, news, a command, instructions); to announce, report
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 8.409
        ὣς ἔφατ᾽, ὦρτο δὲ Ἶρις ἀελλόπος ἀγγελέουσα
        hṑs éphat᾽, ôrto dè Îris aellópos angeléousa
        So spake he, and storm-footed Iris hasted to bear his message
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 10.448
        ἐσθλά περ ἀγγείλας
        esthlá per angeílas
        even though you have brought good tidings
    2. (middle, only present) To announce myself
      • 497 BCE – 405 BCE, Sophocles, Ajax 1376
        καὶ νῦν γε Τεύκρῳ τἀπὸ τοῦδ᾽ ἀγγέλλομαι
        kaì nûn ge Teúkrōi tapò toûd᾽ angéllomai
        And now I announce myself to him as a friend

    Usage notes[edit]

    The person told generally takes the dative case, with the message in accusative or set up with a preposition, such as περί (perí, about).

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