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]

 

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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References[edit]

  • ἔραμαι in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ἔραμαι in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ἔραμαι in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «ἔραμαι» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «ἔραμαι» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • ἔραμαι in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • Christianus Cornelius Uhlenbeck (1898) Kurzgefaßtes Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Altindischen Sprache, Amsterdam: Johannes Müller, S. 245