ῥήγνυμι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be from Proto-Indo-European *wreh₁ǵ-. Compare Old Armenian երգիծանեմ (ergicanem, I tear, dissect), Lithuanian rėžti, and Old Church Slavonic рѣзати (rězati, to cut, slaughter). Also compare Latin frango and Old English brecan (English break), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrag-.

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Verb[edit]

ῥήγνυμι (rhēgnumi) present: ῥήγνυμι, ῥήσσω future: ῥήξω aorist: ἔρρηξα perfect active: ἔρρηχα perfect mediopassive: ἔρρηγμαι aorist passive: ἐρράγην, ἐρρήχθην

  1. I break asunder, tear, rend, shatter
    1. I rend garments in gried
  2. I let loose
  3. I break into speech, speak out

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