ἀλέξω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*h₂lek-

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂lek- ‎(to defend), same source as Sanskrit रक्षति ‎(rákṣati), Old Armenian loanword երաշխիք ‎(erašxikʿ), and Old English ealgian ‎(to protect, defend).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

ἀλέξω ‎(aléxō)

  1. I keep off, turn aside
  2. I guard, protect, defend, help
  3. (middle voice) I recompense, requite

Inflection[edit]

Many of the forms seem to be formed as if from *ἀλεξέω ‎(*alexéō), e.g. ἀλεξήσω ‎(alexḗsō), while other seem to be formed from ἀλέκω ‎(alékō), e.g. ἤλεξα ‎(ḗlexa).

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