Talk:λόγος

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Accusative singular[edit]

accusative singular appears to be wrong... i'm pretty sure it should be "λόγον" and not "λόγο"

—This unsigned comment was added by 66.210.184.98 (talk) at 19:29, 22 April 2009 (UTC).

Thanks, but since the Greek Wiktionary has the same thing we do (see el:λόγος), I think we're probably right. Maybe you're looking at the wrong table? The Ancient Greek accusative singular is indeed λόγον (lógon), as it says in the declension table in the Ancient Greek section. It's just the Greek (i.e. Modern Greek) accusative singular that's λόγο (lógo). —RuakhTALK 19:35, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Ruakh is correct. The masculine accusative singular (and neuter singular) ending -ον becomes -ο in Demotic Greek; so Ancient Greek ἄστρον (ástron) becomes Greek άστρο (ástro). -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 22:32, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
OP, here. I see... I came here via search engine and thought I was looking at ancient declensions. Makes sense now. Just wanted to be sure!

Etymology[edit]

Currently entered as "From the root of λέγω (légō, “I say”)."

-logy says that λόγος is a verbal noun from λέγω.

etymonline[1] traces λόγος to PIE *log-o-, and does not mention λέγω or lego.

AHD[2] does not mention λέγω or lego either and instead directs the reader to leg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots; in the appendix, it indicates that Greek legein [=λέγω] has logos as an o-grade derivative.

Collins[3] traces logos to legein = λέγω.

M-W:Logos[4] indicates Greek origin and does not mention λέγω or lego; instead, it directs the reader to legend[5].

--Dan Polansky (talk) 12:31, 24 June 2018 (UTC)