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ε-contract Verb; Transliteration:

Principal Part: οὐρέω

Structure: οὐρέ (Stem) + ω (Ending)


  1. to make water


Present tense

1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular ού̓ρω ού̓ρεις ού̓ρει
Dual ού̓ρειτον ού̓ρειτον
Plural ού̓ρουμεν ού̓ρειτε ού̓ρουσιν*
SubjunctiveSingular ού̓ρω ού̓ρῃς ού̓ρῃ
Dual ού̓ρητον ού̓ρητον
Plural ού̓ρωμεν ού̓ρητε ού̓ρωσιν*
OptativeSingular ού̓ροιμι ού̓ροις ού̓ροι
Dual ού̓ροιτον οὐροίτην
Plural ού̓ροιμεν ού̓ροιτε ού̓ροιεν
ImperativeSingular οῦ̓ρει οὐρεῖτω
Dual ού̓ρειτον οὐρεῖτων
Plural ού̓ρειτε οὐροῦντων, οὐρεῖτωσαν
Infinitive ού̓ρειν
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
οὐρων οὐρουντος οὐρουσα οὐρουσης οὐρουν οὐρουντος
1st person2nd person3rd person
IndicativeSingular ού̓ρουμαι ού̓ρει, ού̓ρῃ ού̓ρειται
Dual ού̓ρεισθον ού̓ρεισθον
Plural οὐροῦμεθα ού̓ρεισθε ού̓ρουνται
SubjunctiveSingular ού̓ρωμαι ού̓ρῃ ού̓ρηται
Dual ού̓ρησθον ού̓ρησθον
Plural οὐρώμεθα ού̓ρησθε ού̓ρωνται
OptativeSingular οὐροίμην ού̓ροιο ού̓ροιτο
Dual ού̓ροισθον οὐροίσθην
Plural οὐροίμεθα ού̓ροισθε ού̓ροιντο
ImperativeSingular ού̓ρου οὐρεῖσθω
Dual ού̓ρεισθον οὐρεῖσθων
Plural ού̓ρεισθε οὐρεῖσθων, οὐρεῖσθωσαν
Infinitive ού̓ρεισθαι
Participle MasculineFeminineNeuter
οὐρουμενος οὐρουμενου οὐρουμενη οὐρουμενης οὐρουμενον οὐρουμενου

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.


  • μηδέ ποτ’ ἐν προχοῇσ ποταμῶν ἅλαδε προρεόντων μηδ’ ἐπὶ κρηνάων οὐρεῖν, μάλα δ’ ἐξαλέασθαι· (Hesiod, Works and Days, Book WD 91:7)
  • πολύν γε χρόνον οὐρεῖσ σύ. (Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, Episode42)
  • καίτοι πρότερον τὸν Δί’ ἀληθῶσ ᾤμην διὰ κοσκίνου οὐρεῖν. (Aristophanes, Clouds, Choral, anapests19)
  • ἀλλ’ ἔτι σύ γ’ οὐρεῖσ καὶ καθίζεισ οὐδέπω; (Aristophanes, Wasps, Episode 1:36)
  • "καλῶσ μὲν ἀπαγορεύειν τὸν Ἡσίοδον εἰσ ποταμοὺσ καὶ κρήνασ οὐρεῖν· (Plutarch, De Stoicorum repugnantiis, section 22 2:1)


  1. to make water


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

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