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ε-contract Verb; Transliteration:

Principal Part: ἑλκέω ἑλκήσω

Structure: ἑλκέ (Stem) + ω (Ending)

Etym.: e(/lkw의 강조형. ,


  1. to drag about, tear asunder, to attempt violence to


Present tense

1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular ἑλκῶ ἑλκεῖς ἑλκεῖ
Dual ἑλκεῖτον ἑλκεῖτον
Plural ἑλκοῦμεν ἑλκεῖτε ἑλκοῦσιν*
SubjunctiveSingular ἑλκῶ ἑλκῇς ἑλκῇ
Dual ἑλκῆτον ἑλκῆτον
Plural ἑλκῶμεν ἑλκῆτε ἑλκῶσιν*
OptativeSingular ἑλκοῖμι ἑλκοῖς ἑλκοῖ
Dual ἑλκοῖτον ἑλκοίτην
Plural ἑλκοῖμεν ἑλκοῖτε ἑλκοῖεν
ImperativeSingular έ̔λκει ἑλκείτω
Dual ἑλκεῖτον ἑλκείτων
Plural ἑλκεῖτε ἑλκούντων, ἑλκείτωσαν
Infinitive ἑλκεῖν
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
ἑλκων ἑλκουντος ἑλκουσα ἑλκουσης ἑλκουν ἑλκουντος
1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular ἑλκοῦμαι ἑλκεῖ, ἑλκῇ ἑλκεῖται
Dual ἑλκεῖσθον ἑλκεῖσθον
Plural ἑλκούμεθα ἑλκεῖσθε ἑλκοῦνται
SubjunctiveSingular ἑλκῶμαι ἑλκῇ ἑλκῆται
Dual ἑλκῆσθον ἑλκῆσθον
Plural ἑλκώμεθα ἑλκῆσθε ἑλκῶνται
OptativeSingular ἑλκοίμην ἑλκοῖο ἑλκοῖτο
Dual ἑλκοῖσθον ἑλκοίσθην
Plural ἑλκοίμεθα ἑλκοῖσθε ἑλκοῖντο
ImperativeSingular ἑλκοῦ ἑλκείσθω
Dual ἑλκεῖσθον ἑλκείσθων
Plural ἑλκεῖσθε ἑλκείσθων, ἑλκείσθωσαν
Infinitive ἑλκεῖσθαι
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
ἑλκουμενος ἑλκουμενου ἑλκουμενη ἑλκουμενης ἑλκουμενον ἑλκουμενου

Future tense

Imperfect tense

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • καὶ τοῦτο τὸ πάθοσ ὥσ μοι δοκεῖ γίνεσθαι φράσω‧ ὑπὸ τῆσ ἱππασίησ αὐτοὺσ κέδματα λαμβάνει, ἅτε αἰεὶ κρεμαμένων ἀπὸ τῶν ἵππων τοῖσ ποσίν‧ ἔπειτα ἀποχωλοῦνται καὶ ἑλκοῦνται τὰ ἰσχία, οἳ ἂν σφόδρα νοσήσωσιν. (Hippocrates, Hippocrates Collected Works I, , xxii.5)
  • Οἱ τοιοίδε τὴν ἀρτηρίην ἑλκοῦνται, καὶ τὸν πλεύμονα πίμπρανται, οὐ δυνάμενοι τὸ ἔξωθεν πνεῦμα ἐπάγεσθαι. (Hippocrates, Oeuvres Completes D'Hippocrate., , 6.6)


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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