ὑπόκειμαι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ὑπό (hupó, under) + κεῖμαι (keîmai, lie)

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ὑπόκειμαι (hupokeimai)

  1. to lie under
    1. (of places) to lie below
  2. (various metaphoric senses)
    1. to be put under the eyes, to be submitted or proposed to one
    2. to be laid down as a ground of argument, to be assumed as a hypothesis
    3. to be suggested
    4. to be left at bottom, left remaining, reserved
    5. to be subject, to submit to, to bow down before, be submissive
    6. to be subject to, liable to
    7. to be left behind in pledge, to be pledged, mortgaged
    8. (philosophy) to underlie in thought
    9. (logic) to be subject or subordinate to
      1. (adjectival use) the subject matter
      2. (participle, τὸ ὑποκείμενον) the subject or a proposition (the predicate being τὸ κατηγορούμενον (tò katēgoroúmenon))
    10. (grammar) the present tense

Usage notes[edit]

Ὑπόκειμαι is used as the passive counterpart of ὑποτίθημι (hupotíthēmi).

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