To Siegfriedson: As troll1995 says, the form XreiázomAI is passive, although the meaning is active. Perhaps the active form (Xreiázomw) is used as well. Neither Modern Greek nor Ancient Greek has deponent verbs. I know this kind of verbal voice exists in Latin. My tip for you is that you take a look at the lesson(s) concerning verbs. I hope I have helped. Greetings. Sorry for my English. December 31, 2016.
could I also say "το χρειάζω" ? can someone ask τι χρειάζεις (what do you need)
are these just abbreviated forms or is it completely wrong to say that?
το χρειάζομαι for some reason always sounds to me like "we need it" Must be that passive voice pesky ending thingy that always gets me.
This verb must come from the noun χρεία because ancient Gk used the middle form of χράω (χράομαι) to convey "need/want" (in relation to this verb root/stem). Apparently, χρεία is still used, as are ἀνάγκη and δεῖ. It will be interesting moving forward to learn when modern Gk uses these terms, how they use χρεία vs ἀνάγκη and δεῖ vs χρειάζομαι. Greek is such a great language & is beyond interesting. Thank you DL for helping us.
Ανάγκη is the most common word for "need". Χρεία is sophisticated but is a perfect synonym of ανάγκη, as far as I can think (δεν υπάρχει χρεία=there is no need or υπάρχει χρεία=there is need, έχουμε χρεία+genitive=we have need of...) . Δει is also sophisticated and is used (mostly?) in όπου δει=wherever there is need.