ἐγώ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂. Compare Latin ego.

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Pronoun[edit]

ἐγώ ‎(egṓ)

  1. First person personal pronoun: I, we two, we

Usage notes[edit]

ἐγών ‎(egṓn) is used in Epic mostly before vowels, and is used in Doric also before consonants. Plural forms, when unemphatic, are sometimes accented ἥμων, ἧμιν, etc. in poetry.

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References[edit]

  • ἐγώ in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  • Herbert Weir Smyth & Gordon M. Messing, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, Havard University Press, 1956, p.90f.
  • William W. Goodwin, A Greek Grammar. Revised and enlarged, Boston, 1900, p.82f.