γοάω

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Ancient Greek

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *gʷewH- (to call, invoke, cry); probably related to βοάω (boáō, to shout) via a paradigmatic split. Cognate with Proto-Germanic *kawjaną (to call, name), Proto-Slavic *gȍvorъ (talk), Sanskrit जोगुवे (joguve, to speak out loudly).[1]

Pronunciation

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Verb

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γοάω (goáō)

  1. (intransitive) to wail in lamentation
  2. (transitive) to bewail, lament

Conjugation

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References

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  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) “γοάω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 280-1

Further reading

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