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Hi Maria,
I am writing a story that takes place in ancient Greece, and would like to know the ancient Greek words for "go" or "move" and also for "halt" or "stop."  (The context is a mule driver coaxing his mule to go and stop.)

Also, what would be the ancient Greek word for "go" or "move" as a command to a group of male slaves?

Thank you!

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Hello,

the ancient Greek words for "go" or "move" and also for "halt" or "stop" in the context  that you have mentioned are the following:

- βαῖνε or πρόβαινε (2nd person singular, imperative present meaning: “Go” or “move” addressed to a mule)

- ἵστασο (2nd person singular, imperative present meaning: "halt" or "stop"  addressed to a mule)


As for the ancient Greek word for "go" or "move" as a command to a group of male slaves, here it is:

-βαίνετε or προβαίνετε (2nd person plural, imperative present)

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Maria
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Note that:

-βαῖνε and  πρόβαινε are the 2nd person singular, imperative present of βαίνω and προβαίνω respectively.

-ἵστασο is the 2nd person singular, imperative present of the middle-passive verb ἵσταμαι.


-βαίνετε and προβαίνετε are the 2nd person plural, imperative present of βαίνω and προβαίνω respectively

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I'll be glad to answer any questions concerning ANCIENT GREEK. So, do not ask me please questions regarding MODERN GREEK as it is different from Ancient Greek either in spelling/meaning or in pronunciation.

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