ἔθω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *swe-dʰh₁, expanded from the reflexive pronoun Proto-Indo-European *swe- (self) + *dʰeh₁- (to put, place, set), thus the original sense to "set as one's own". Cognates include Latin suēscō, Sanskrit स्वधा (svadhā) and Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐌳𐌿𐍃 (sidus).

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Verb[edit]

ἔθω (éthō)

  1. (with infinitive) I am accustomed, wont to do something
    τὸν γὰρ οὐκ ὄντα ἅπας εἴωθεν ἐπαινεῖν (Thucydides, Hist. 2.45.1)
    everybody is wont to praise the diceased
    καὶ προσβολαί͵ ὥσπερ εἰώθεσαν͵ ἐγίγνοντο τῶν Ἀθηναίων ἱππέων (Thucydides, Hist. 3.1.2)
    the Athenian cavalry as usual attacked them

Usage notes[edit]

The present is used only as a participle.

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