ἔραμαι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to some scholars (Beekes), of unknown origin, whilst others (Uhlenbeck) consider it cognate with Sanskrit रमते (ramate, he calms down, he enjoys), Lithuanian rimti (calm down) and Gothic 𐍂𐌹𐌼𐌹𐍃 (rimis, tranquility).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /é.ra.mai̯/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.ra.mɛ/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈe.ra.mɛ/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈe.ra.me/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈe.ra.me/
  • Verb[edit]

    ἔρᾰμαι (éramai)

    1. (with genitive)
      1. I love (usually of romantic/sexual love, usually of a man)
      2. (of things) I passionately desire, lust after
    2. (with infinitive) I desire eagerly

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