From Proto-Indo-European *teh₂w- (“to melt”). Cognates include Latin tabeo, Sanskrit तोयम् (toyam), Old Armenian թանամ (tʿanam, “I wet”) and Old English þawian (English thaw).
τήκω • (tēkō)
- (transitive, of metals) to melt, melt down
- (figuratively) to dissolve, cause to waste or pine away