Re: "to cause" in Ancient Greek
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 2, 2009, 8:13|
Philip Newton wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 15:58, Campbell Nilsen <cactus95@...>
>> What is the ancient Greek verb for "to cause"?
> ποιέω, I think -- you "make someone/something do something", as in
> English (i.e. + acc. + inf.).
You think correctly :)
Yes, ποιέω _poieo:_ (I do, I make) may, among its many related meanings,
mean "I cause, I bring about that..." with the accusative & infinitive,
as you say. Indeed, it is by far the most commonly used verb with that
Other verbs which may be used are occasionally found with similar
ἐργάζομαι _ergazomai_ "I work, labor, perform"
παρέχω parek_ho: "I produce, yield, provide"
παρασκευάζω paraskeuazo: "I provide, supply, furnish"
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