ἐνθουσιάζω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ἔνθους (énthous), later contracted form of ἔνθεος (éntheos, possessed by a god), +‎ -ιάζω (-iázō, denominative verb suffix), influenced by ουσία (ousía, essence).

Verb[edit]

ἐνθουσιάζω (enthousiázō)

  1. (intransitive) I am inspired or possessed by a god, I am rapt, I am in ecstasy.
  2. (transitive) I inspire.

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