ἀείδω

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From Proto-Hellenic *aweídō from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weyd-.

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ἀείδω ‎(aeídō) (Epic, Tragic, Ionic, Doric)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To sing, chant, praise
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.1–2
      Μῆνιν ἄειδε, θεᾱ́, Πηληϊάδε͜ω Ἀχιλῆος / οὐλομένην, ἣ μῡρί’ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε’ ἔθηκε ...
      • 1898 translation by Samuel Butler
        Sing, O goddess, the rage of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To make various noises: hoot, howl, croak
    • 385 BCE – 380 BCE, Plato, Symposium 223.c
      ἐξεγρέσθαι δὲ πρὸς ἡμέραν ἤδη ἀλεκτρυόνων ᾀδόντων
      and [Aristodemus] was woken up when it was already nearly day by cocks crowing
  3. (transitive) To celebrate, praise

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