ἔφαγον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂g-, zero-grade of *bʰeh₂g- ‎(to divide, distribute) with a semantic shift "I received a share" → "I consumed" → "I ate". Compare also βαγαῖος ‎(bagaîos).

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Verb[edit]

ἔφᾰγον ‎(éphagon)

  1. I ate, devoured

Inflection[edit]

No present tense, except for φαγεῖ ‎(phageî) and φαγέοις ‎(phagéois) in later Greek. Generally suppleted with ἐσθίω ‎(esthíō) and ἔδω ‎(édō).

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