καθίζω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

κατα- (kata-, down) +‎ ἵζω (hízō, to sit)

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

κᾰθῐ́ζω (kathízō)

  1. (causal) to make to sit down, seat
    1. to set or place
      1. to set or place for any purpose, post
    2. to set up
    3. to make an assembly take their seats, convene or hold an assembly
    4. to put into a certain condition
  2. (intransitive) to sit down, be seated, take one's seat, sit
    1. to sit at meals
    2. to sit as judge
    3. to sit down in a country, encamp
    4. to settle, sink in
    5. (of ships) to run aground, be stranded
  3. (middle, intransitive)
    1. (of birds) to settle, alight

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καθίζω (kathízō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈθizo/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧θί‧ζω

Verb[edit]

καθίζω (kathízo) (simple past κάθισα, passive —)

  1. (causal) to make to sit down, seat
    Καθίζω το μωρό στο καρεκλάκι για να το ταΐσω.
    Kathízo to moró sto karekláki gia na to taḯso.
    I put/place the baby at the baby chair to feed it.
    1. (idiomatic) to make to sit down and listen to directions
      Με κάθισε κάτω κι άρχισε να με μαλώνει.
      Me káthise káto ki árchise na me malónei.
      He/she has seated me down and started giving instructions.
  2. (intransitive) settle (sink gradually to a lower level)
    Το καράβι κάθισε στα ρηχά.
    To karávi káthise sta richá.
    The boat has ran aground in shallow [waters].
  3. and see Expressions at Related terms

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Derived expressions
  • καθίζω κάτω (kathízo káto, to make sit to scold or give instructions) (literally: "to make someone sit down")
  • καθίζω στο σκαμνί (kathízo sto skamní, to make accountable, to take to court) (literally: "to make sit someone on the stool")

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