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ἀγα

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.
Full diacritics: ἀγα Medium diacritics: ἀγα Low diacritics: αγα Capitals: ΑΓΑ
Transliteration A: aga Transliteration B: aga Transliteration C: aga Beta Code: a)ga

English (LSJ)

intensive prefix,

   A very, as ἀγα-κλεής, etc., cf. ἄγαν. (Prob. for mga, reduced form of μέγα.)
ἄγᾱ, Dor. for ἄγη.

English (Autenrieth)

an old adv., later ἄγαν, employed only as a prefix, greatly, strongly, highly.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: prefix
Meaning: Intensifying prefix, e.g. ἀγα-κλεής of great renown.
Derivatives: ἄγαμαι admire, envy, ἀγάομαι (Hes.), ἀγαίομαι (Od.), ἀγάζω (A.). ἄγη admiration, envy (Il.).
Origin: IE [Indo-European] [708] *meǵ-h₂- great
Etymology: The same stem as μέγα-, PIE *m̥ǵh₂-. It agrees with Av. aš-, e.g. aš-aojah- with great strength (from zero grade *mǵs , Schindler , FS Hoenigswald 1987. 345). S. μέγας, ἄγαν.