παύω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pau-. Cognates include Old Armenian հաւ (haw).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

παύω (paúō)

  1. to make to cease
    1. (with accusative) to bring to an end, check
      1. (mostly of things) to make an end of, stop, abate
    2. (with accusative of person, genitive of object) to make to rest, stop, hinder, keep back from
    3. (rarely with genitive only) to make an end of
    4. (with present participle) to stop a person from doing or being
    5. (rarely with the infinitive) to stop
  2. (intransitive, in imperative) cease, leave off

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Greek[edit]

Verb[edit]

παύω (pávo)simple past: έπαψα (épapsa) or έπαυσα (épafsa)

  1. stop, cease
    έπαψα να πηγαίνω
    to stop going
  2. pause
  3. depose, relieve of duties
    Ο πρωθυπουργός έπαυσε τον υπουργό.
    The prime minister was removed from office.