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Greek Verb: to be (εἰμί)

εἰμί (transliteration eimi)

Means: to be, to exist, (to) be present; used to convey "straight forward" being - the existence of

Example:

λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἐγώ εἰμι ἡ ὁδὸς καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια καὶ ἡ ζωή· οὐδεὶς ἔρχεται πρὸς τὸν πατέρα εἰ μὴ δι᾿ ἐμοῦ (John 4:16)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

 

Indicative of εἰμί (to be)
Person
present
imperfect
future
 
I am
I was
I will be
1st sg
εἰμί
ἤμην
ἔσομαι
2nd sg
εἶ
ἦς
ἔσῃ
3rd sg
ἐστί (ν)
ἦν
ἔσται
 
1st pl
ἐσμέν
ἦμεν
ἐσόμεθα
2nd pl
ἐστέ
ἦτε
ἔσεσθε
3rd pl
εἰσί (ν)
ἦσαν
ἔσονται

 

Non- indicative of εἰμί (to be)
Person
subjunctive
imperative
infinitive
 
I might be
You Be!
To be
1st sg
εἶναι
2nd sg
ἦς
ἲσθι
3rd sg
ἔστω
 
1st pl
ὦμεν
2nd pl
ἦτε
ἔστε
3rd pl
ὦσι(ω)
ἔστωσαν

 

Participle of εἰμί (being)
Case
Mas
Fem
Neut
Nom sg
ὤν
οὖσα
ὄν
Gen sg
ὄντος
οὔσης
ὄντος
Dat sg
ὄντι
οὔσῃ
ὄντι
Acc sg
ὄντα
οὖσαν
ὄν
Nom pl
ὄντες
οὖσαι
ὄντα
Gen pl
ὄντων
οὐσῶν
ὄντων
Dat pl
οὖσι (ν)
οὔσαις
οὖσι (ν)
Acc pl
ὄντας
οὔσας
ὄντα
There is only one tense of its participle, and all its forms generally mean "being"

 

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