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First/Second declension Adjective; Transliteration:

Principal Part: τμητέος τμητέον

Structure: τμητε (Stem) + ος (Ending)

Etym.: te/mnw의 분사형


  1. one must cut


First/Second declension

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.


  • οἱο͂ν ἐάν τι ἐπιχειρήσωμεν ἡμεῖσ τῶν ὄντων τέμνειν, πότερον ἡμῖν τμητέον ἐστὶν ἕκαστον ὡσ ἂν ἡμεῖσ βουλώμεθα καὶ ᾧ ἂν βουληθῶμεν, ἢ ἐὰν μὲν κατὰ τὴν φύσιν βουληθῶμεν ἕκαστον τέμνειν τοῦ τέμνειν τε καὶ τέμνεσθαι καὶ ᾧ πέφυκε, τεμοῦμέν τε καὶ πλέον τι ἡμῖν ἔσται καὶ ὀρθῶσ πράξομεν τοῦτο, ἐὰν δὲ παρὰ φύσιν, ἐξαμαρτησόμεθά τε καὶ οὐδὲν πράξομεν; (Plato, Cratylus, Theaetetus, Sophist, Statesman, 23:2)
  • τὴν χειρωτικὴν ἆρ’ οὐ διχῇ τμητέον; (Plato, Cratylus, Theaetetus, Sophist, Statesman, 22:7)
  • σκόπει δὴ αὖ καὶ τὴν τοῦ νοητοῦ τομὴν ᾗ τμητέον. (Plato, Republic, book 6 554:1)


  1. one must cut

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

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