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λῶ

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ → The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander
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Full diacritics: λῶ Medium diacritics: λῶ Low diacritics: λω Capitals: ΛΩ
Transliteration A: lō̂ Transliteration B: Transliteration C: lo Beta Code: lw=

English (LSJ)

Dor. Verb, A = θέλω: 1sg. indic., λῶ τι μυσίξαι νέον Ar.Lys.981; 2sg., αἰ λῇς, = εἰ θέλεις, Epich.170.7, 172.4, Ar.Ach.766, cf. 776; ὅ τι τὺ λῇς Epich.171.10; ὅ τι λῇς Ar.Lys.95; καἰ τὺ λῇς Crates Com.41 (cj.); ἥντινα λῇς Call.Dian.19; λῇς… τῆδε καθίξας… συρίσδεν; Theoc. 1.12; 3sg., λῇ… λαβεῖν; Epich.170.8: 1pl., ἁμές γε λῶμες αἴ τις… λῇ τοῦτ' ἀποδόμεν Ar.Lys.1162; 3pl., ἐπιλέγω τοῖς θεοῖς, ὅτι λῶντι Epich. 35.12, cf. Theoc.4.14: subj., καἴ κά τις… λῇ τήνῳ λέγειν Epich.35.5, cf. GDI4982.2, Leg.Gort.3.18, al.; αἴ κα λῇς Theoc.5.21; κἂν λῆτε Ar. Lys.1105; λείωντι Leg.Gort.2.35, al.; but αἴ κα λῶντι Inscr.Olymp. 22 (Selinus): opt. 1sg. λέῳμι Hsch.; 3sg. λείοι Leg.Gort.8.13, al., GDI5011.6, λέοι ib.5072b6, λῴη Epich.[285]; 3pl. λείοιεν GDI4984.12; Elean 3dual λεοίταν (or ληοίταν) Inscr.Olymp.16.3: inf., αἰ μὲν λῆν Foed.Lacon. ap. Th.5.77 (Ahrens, for ἐμενλῆν etc.): part. λέων Abh.Berl.Akad.1925(5).21 (Cyrene), λείοντος Leg.Gort.8.22, λείοντα BCH27.221 (Lato), etc.; ἐξέστω καὶ ἄλλῳ τῷ λῶντι IG9(1).694.118 (Corc.); συνδειπνέων τῷ λῶντι... καὶ τῷ γα μηδὲ λῶντι Epich.35.1,2 (Ahrens for γαμηλιῶντι; μὴ λείοντι Brause); λῶσα Hsch.:—Med., 3pl. pres. subj. λῶνται IG12(7).67.11 (Amorgos, Dor. dial.); 3sg. λάηται· βούληται, Hsch.:—wish, desire, ll. cc. (Cf. λῆ-μα, λῆσις (B), perhaps also λελίημαι: the dialects seem to point to λείω (fr. λεί-yω) as the original form, but the forms with λω- cannot have resulted from contr. of λειο-: a stem λαο- is doubtful, λάηται (βούληται) Hsch. being perhaps corrupt.)

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German (Pape)

[Seite 75] s. λάω

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

λῶ: θέλωβούλομαι, ἴδε λάω (Β).

French (Bailly abrégé)

λῇς, λῇ, λῶμες, λῆτε, λῶντι;
formes doriennes;
désirer vivement, vouloir.
Étymologie: p. *Fλάω = lat. volo.

Greek Monotonic

λῶ: θέλω, επιθυμώ, βλ. λάΒ.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

λῶ: (только praes.: λῇς, λῇ, pl. λῶμες, λῆτε, λῶντι) дор. = λάω II.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: v.
Meaning: want, wish (Epich., Ar., Theoc., Dor, El. inscr.)
Other forms: λῃ̃ς, λῃ̃, λῶμες etc., El. opt. λΕοιταν, Cret. opt. λΕ(ι)οι, λΕιοιεν, subj. λΕιωντι, ptc. λΕιοντος, etc., inf. (coni. Ahrens Th. 5, 77) λῆν; the gloss λεῳμι seems Ion.
Derivatives: 1. λῆμα n. will, spirit, courage, insolence (Hdt.; Aly Glotta 15, 116) with λημάτια φρονήματα, βουλεύματα H., ληματίας m. high-spirited, dare-devil (Ar. Ra. 494; Chantraine Form. 93; v.l. ληματιᾳ̃ς as from *ληματιάω), ληματόομαι in λελημάτωμαι λῆμα ἔχω εἰς τὸ ἔργον H.; 2. λῆσις (also λῆϊς Dor.) βούλησις, αἵρεσις H.
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: Unexplained. Because of forms like λΕιοι, λΕιωντι etc. an orig. long diphthong lēi- was supposed, to which also λαιδρός, λιλαίομαι (WP. 2, 393 with Solmsen KZ 44, 171); this however, is impossible. Diff. s. vv.; also λίαν was wrongly adduced. Against an orig. Ϝλη- (from *u̯lēi-?) to Lat. vel-le, wollen etc. s. WP. l.c., where also other, decidedly wrong interpretations are rejected (also in Bq). Further lit. in Schwyzer 676 w. n. 2. One might start from *le-i̯o, Bechtel, Gr. Dial. 2, 192. - Cf. λωΐων.

Frisk Etymology German

λῶ: {lō̃}
Forms: λῇς, λῇ, λῶμες usw., el. Opt. λΕοιταν, kret. Opt. λΕ(ι)οι, λΕιοιεν, Konj. λΕιωντι, Ptz. λΕιοντος, -α usw., Inf. (coni. Ahrens Th. 5, 77) λῆν, (dor. u. el. Inschr., Epich., Ar., Theok. usw.)
Grammar: v.
Meaning: wollen, wünschen.
Derivative: Davon 1. λῆμα n. Wille, Entschlossenheit, Mut, Verwegenheit (vorw. poet., auch Hdt.; Aly Glotta 15, 116) mit λημάτια· φρονήματα, βουλεύματα H., ληματίας m. Wagehals (Ar. Ra. 494; Chantraine Form. 93; v.l. ληματιᾷς wie von *ληματιάω), ληματόομαι in λελημάτωμαι· λῆμα ἔχω εἰς τὸ ἔργον H.; 2. λῆσις (auch λῆϊς dor.)· βούλησις, αἵρεσις H.
Etymology : Unerklärt. Wegen Formen wie λΕιοι, λΕιωντι usw. ist ein urspr. Langdiphthong lēi- vermutet worden, wozu angeblich λαιδρός, λιλαίομαι (WP. 2, 393 mit Solmsen KZ 44, 171); anders darüber s. vv.; auch λίαν ist mit Unrecht herangezogen worden. Gegen Ansetzung eines urspr. ϝλη- (aus *u̯lēi-?) zu lat. vel-le, wollen usw. s. WP. a.a.O., wo auch andere, entschieden falsche Deutungen abgelehnt werden (ebenfalls bei Bq). Weitere Lit. auch bei Schwyzer 676 m. A. 2. —Vgl. λωΐων.
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