Sing παύω= I stop
- The “ν”- often called “movable n“- is added (to make pronunciation easier) if the next word starts with a vowel, or if this is the last word in a sentence.
- The part of the word that remains unchanged is the stem (παύ-). Hyphens will be used initially to show the division between stem and ending.
- The majority of the Greek verbs go like this. There is just one main conjugation.
Other common verbs you have to learn
- ἄγω = I lead
- άκούω= I hear
- γράφω= I write
- διδάσκω= I teach
- ἓχω= I have
- τρέχω=Ι run
- φέρω=I bring
- φυλάσσω οr φυλάττω=Ι guard
Greek words which contain -σσ can be also written with –ττ.
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