καίω

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From *κάϝιω(*káwiō), past that is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂u-, with cognates such as Lithuanian kūlė, Latvian kūla, and Persian سو(su, light).

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καίω ‎(kaíō)

  1. I light, kindle, set on fire
  2. I burn, burn up
  3. I cause to be extremely cold (e.g. of frost)
  4. (passive) I burn with passion
  5. (middle voice) I make a fire for myself
  6. (medicine) I cauterize

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek.

Verb[edit]

καίω ‎(kaío) ‎(simple past έκαψα, passive form καίγομαι)

  1. burn, burn down, set on fire
  2. cremate
  3. singe
  4. sterilise

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