Ancient Greek-English Dictionary Language


Non-contract Verb; Transliteration:

Principal Part: λέγω

Structure: λέγ (Stem) + ω (Ending)


  1. to say, speak, say on, to say, declare
  2. to call by name, to call
  3. to tell
  4. to say something, to speak to the point or purpose, am I right, has, meaning, authority, to say what is not, to lie
  5. to boast of, tell of, to recite


Present tense

1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular λέγω λέγεις λέγει
Dual λέγετον λέγετον
Plural λέγομεν λέγετε λέγουσιν*
SubjunctiveSingular λέγω λέγῃς λέγῃ
Dual λέγητον λέγητον
Plural λέγωμεν λέγητε λέγωσιν*
OptativeSingular λέγοιμι λέγοις λέγοι
Dual λέγοιτον λεγοίτην
Plural λέγοιμεν λέγοιτε λέγοιεν
ImperativeSingular λέγε λεγέτω
Dual λέγετον λεγέτων
Plural λέγετε λεγόντων, λεγέτωσαν
Infinitive λέγειν
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
λεγων λεγοντος λεγουσα λεγουσης λεγον λεγοντος
1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular λέγομαι λέγει, λέγῃ λέγεται
Dual λέγεσθον λέγεσθον
Plural λεγόμεθα λέγεσθε λέγονται
SubjunctiveSingular λέγωμαι λέγῃ λέγηται
Dual λέγησθον λέγησθον
Plural λεγώμεθα λέγησθε λέγωνται
OptativeSingular λεγοίμην λέγοιο λέγοιτο
Dual λέγοισθον λεγοίσθην
Plural λεγοίμεθα λέγοισθε λέγοιντο
ImperativeSingular λέγου λεγέσθω
Dual λέγεσθον λεγέσθων
Plural λέγεσθε λεγέσθων, λεγέσθωσαν
Infinitive λέγεσθαι
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
λεγομενος λεγομενου λεγομενη λεγομενης λεγομενον λεγομενου

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 ἐλάλησε Κύριοσ πρὸσ Μωυσῆν λέγων. ἐγὼ Κύριοσ. λάλησον πρὸσ Φαραὼ βασιλέα Αἰγύπτου ὅσα ἐγὼ λέγω πρὸσ σέ. (Septuagint, Liber Exodus 6:29)
  • καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ λέγω οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ μου, καθὼσ ἐλάλησε Κύριοσ ὁ Θεὸσ πρὸσ Δαυὶδ τὸν πατέρα μου, λέγων. ὁ υἱόσ σου, ὃν δώσω ἀντὶ σοῦ ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον σου, οὗτοσ οἰκοδομήσει τὸν οἴκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου. (Septuagint, Liber I Regum 5:17)
  • ὅθεν ἀφελόμενοσ τὴν προγονικὴν δόξαν, λέγω δὴ τὴν ἀρχιερωσύνην, δεῦρο νῦν ἐλήλυθα, (Septuagint, Liber Maccabees II 14:7)
  • ΕΞΗΡΕΥΞΑΤΟ ἡ καρδία μου λόγον ἀγαθόν, λέγω ἐγὼ τὰ ἔργα μου τῷ βασιλεῖ, ἡ γλῶσσά μου κάλαμοσ γραμματέωσ ὀξυγράφου. (Septuagint, Liber Psalmorum 44:2)
  • ἐὰν κοιμηθῶ, λέγω. πότε ἡμέρα̣ ὡσ δ̓ ἂν ἀναστῶ, πάλιν. πότε ἑσπέρα̣ πλήρησ δὲ γίνομαι ὀδυνῶν ἀπὸ ἑσπέρασ ἕωσ πρωί̈. (Septuagint, Liber Iob 7:4)


  1. to say

  2. to call by name

  3. to tell

  4. to say something


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

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