πέτομαι

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From Proto-Indo-European *peth₂-. Cognates include Sanskrit पतति (patati), Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬙𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌 (pataiti), Latin petō, Old Armenian թիռ (tʿiṙ), Old English feþer (English feather.)

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πέτομαι (pétomai)

  1. I fly
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 13.59
      αὐτὸς δ᾽ ὥς τ᾽ ἴρηξ ὠκύπτερος ὦρτο πέτεσθαι
      And himself, even as a hawk, swift of flight, speedeth forth to fly
    1. (figuratively)
      • 522 BCE – 443 BCE, Pindar, Pythian Ode 8.90
        ὁ δὲ καλόν τι νέον λαχὼν / ἁβρότατος ἔπι μεγάλας / ἐξ ἐλπίδος πέταται / ὑποπτέροις ἀνορέαις
        But he who has gained some fine new thing in his great opulence flies beyond hope on the wings of his manliness
  2. I dart, rush; I make haste
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 13.754
      κεκλήγων, διὰ δὲ Τρώων πέτετ᾽ ἠδ᾽ ἐπικούρων
      and with loud shouting sped he through the Trojans and allies

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The second aorist is more common than the first.

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