βάλλω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷl̥-ne-h₁-, nasal-infix from *gʷelH- (to hit by throwing). Cognates are uncertain, but compare Sanskrit उद्गूर्ण (ud-gūrṇa) and Old Irish at·baill (dies).

Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN p. 519 argues for a N nasal progressive aspect marker, but Curtius, Georg (1880) The Greek Verb: Its Structure and Development.[1], London: J. Murray, pages “The I Class”, p. 201-227 sections 292-330 and Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920) , “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 517 argue for a *y progressive aspect marker.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

βᾰ́λλω (bállō)

  1. (transitive) I throw, cast, hurl
  2. (transitive) I let fall
  3. (transitive) I strike, touch
  4. (transitive) I put, place
  5. (intransitive) I fall, tumble

Inflection[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: βάλλω (vállo, to attack, to shoot)
  • Late Latin: ballō

References[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learnedly, from Ancient Greek βάλλω (bállō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.lo/
  • Hyphenation: βάλ‧λω

Verb[edit]

βάλλω (vállo) (past έβαλα, passive βάλλομαι)

  1. attack
  2. fire, shoot
  3. (figurative) accuse, reprove, criticise

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Compounds -and see their derivatives-
Related and see their derivatives

See also[edit]

  • Compare to verb βάζω (vázo, put, place)