ὠνέομαι

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wesno-(price). Cognates include Sanskrit वस्न(vasná, price), Latin vēnum(something for sale), and Old Armenian գին(gin, price).

The suppletive aorist ἐπρῐάμην(epriámēn) is from Proto-Indo-European *kʷreyh₂-(to buy). Cognates include Welsh prynu, Old Irish crenaid, Sanskrit क्रीणाति(krīṇā́ti) (root क्री(krī)), Old East Slavic крити(kriti).

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Verb[edit]

ὠνέομαι ‎(ōnéomai)

  1. to buy, purchase
      1. (in present and imperfect tenses) to offer to buy, deal for, bargain or bid for
      2. (with dative) to buy from
      3. (with genitive) to buy for such a price
      4. (with dative) to buy with
      5. (participial substantive, ὁ ὠνούμενος) the buyer, purchaser, owner
    1. to farm public taxes or tolls, or rather to bid for them
    2. to buy off, avert by giving hush money
    3. to buy a person, to bribe

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