ἀπαιτέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ᾰ̓πο- (apo-, from, back) +‎ αἰτέω (aitéō, I ask, beg)

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ᾰ̓παιτέω (apaitéō)

  1. (transitive) to demand back, demand in payment
    • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 1.2.3:
      πέμψαντά δὲ τὸν Κόλχων βασιλέα ἐς τὴν Ἑλλάδα κήρυκα [] ἀπαιτέειν τὴν θυγατέρα.
      pémpsantá dè tòn Kólkhōn basiléa es tḕn Helláda kḗruka [] apaitéein tḕn thugatéra.
      The Colchian king sent a herald to Greece [] to demand his daughter back.
  2. (transitive) to require
  3. (passive)
    1. (of persons, transitive) to have something demanded of one
    2. (of persons, intransitive) to yield to a request
    3. (of things, intransitive) to be demanded

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