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ἔσαν

Οὔτοι συνέχθειν, ἀλλὰ συμφιλεῖν ἔφυν -> I was not born to hate, but to love.
Sophocles, Antigone 523

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ἔσαν: Ἐπικ. καὶ Ἰων. γ΄ Πληθ. παρατ. τοῦ εἰμί.

French (Bailly abrégé)

3ᵉ pl. impf. épq. et ion. de εἰμί.

Greek Monotonic

ἔσαν: Επικ. και Ιων. αντί ἦσαν, γʹ πληθ. παρατ. του εἰμί (sum).

Russian (Dvoretsky)

ἔσαν: эп.-ион. (= ἦσαν) 3 л. pl. impf. к εἰμί.