ἀμύνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to μύνη (múnē, excuse, pretense).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

ᾰ̓μῡ́νω (amū́nō)

  1. (transitive) I keep off, ward off, defend, guard, assist [+accusative = something or someone], [+dative = from something or someone]
  2. (transitive) I avenge, punish, repay, requite

Usage notes[edit]

Generally, the object being protected received the accusative case, while the offending object receives the dative. The second sense, "avenge" is more common in the middle voice.

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