σβέννυμι

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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)gʷes- (extinguish, quell)[1]. Cognates include Sanskrit जासयति (jāsayati, to exhaust)[1], Lithuanian gęstù, Old Church Slavonic оугашѫ (ugašǫ, to extinguish)[1].

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σβέννῡμῐ (sbénnūmi)

  1. (transitive) I quench, put out
    1. I dry up
    2. I quench, quell, check
  2. (passive, intransitive) I am quenched, I go out
    1. I dry up
    2. I am quelled, lulled

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 161