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εἴδω

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to know; see). Cognate with Latin videō, Sanskrit वेत्ति (vetti), Old Church Slavonic вѣдѣти (věděti), and Old English witan (English wit).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [eː́dɔː]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ˈiːdo̞ː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈiðo]

Verb

present εἴδω, future: unknown, aorist: εἶδον, perfect: οἶδα, perfect m/p: unknown, aorist passive: unknown

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) I see, behold, look at, perceive
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) I know, understand, perceive

Usage notes

  • The verb's active present tense is not in use and it is replaced by ὁράω; the middle present (εἴδομαι or ἐείδομαι) does exist, though.
  • The perfect οἶδα and the pluperfect ᾔδειν are used as present and imperfect

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