σχίζω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *skid-. Cognates include Lithuanian skiedžiu, Latin scindō, and Sanskrit छिन्दन्ति (chindanti), Old Armenian ցտիմ (cʿtim), and Old English scēadan (English shed) and scītan (English shit).

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Verb[edit]

σχῐ́ζω (skhízō)

  1. I split, cleave
    • 750 BCE – 650 BCE, Hesiod, The Shield of Heracles 428
      ὅς τε μάλ᾽ ἐνδυκέως ῥινὸν κρατεροῖς ὀνύχεσσι σχίσσας
      very eagerly ripping the hide with his strong claws
    • Homeric Hymn to Hermes 128
      καὶ ἔσχισε δώδεκα μοίρας κληροπαλεῖς
      and cut them into twelve portions distributed by lot
    1. I part, seperate, divide
      • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 2.17
        ὁ γὰρ δὴ Νεῖλος [...] ῥέει μέσην Αἴγυπτον σχίζων ἐς θάλασσαν.
        For the Nile [...] divides Egypt in two parts as it flows to the sea.
      • 360 BCE, Plato, The Sophist 264.d
        πάλιν τοίνυν ἐπιχειρῶμεν, σχίζοντες διχῇ τὸ προτεθὲν γένος
        Then let us try again; dividing in two the proposed class
    2. I curdle milk
  2. (figuratively)
    • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 7.219
      ἐνθαῦτα ἐβουλεύοντο οἱ Ἕλληνες, καί σφεων ἐσχίζοντο αἱ γνῶμαι:
      The Hellenes then took counsel, but their opinions were divided.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σχίζω (skhízō)

Verb[edit]

σχίζω (schízo); simple past: έσχισα(éschisa), έσκισα(éskisa); passive form: σχίζομαι (schízomai)

  1. Alternative form of σκίζω (skízo)

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