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κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

ἤμην: μεταγεν. παρατ. τοῦ εἰμί (sum), Cobet V. LL, 57.

French (Bailly abrégé)

impf. Moy. de εἰμί.

English (Strong)

a prolonged form of ἦν; I was: be, was. (Sometimes unexpressed).

Russian (Dvoretsky)

ἤμην: NT (= ἦν) impf. к εἰμί.