καλύπτω

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Uncertain. The etymology determination is complicated by the fact that the word is both in sense and form similar with Ancient Greek κρύπτω (krúptō), thus indicating possible (bi-directional) analogical influence.

Often considered to derive from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover), however Beekes argued that neither α-vocalism nor ύ + different labials (he considered Ancient Greek καλύβη (kalúbē, hut, cabin) and Ancient Greek καλύφη (kalúphē, submerged land) cognates) can be convincingly explained by Indo-European etymology and the root is from Pre-Greek substrate.

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κᾰλῠ́πτω (kalúptō)

  1. to cover
    1. to cover, conceal
    2. to cover with dishonour, throw a cloud over
  2. to put over as a covering

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek κᾰλῠ́πτω (kalúptō)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: κα‧λύπ‧τω

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καλύπτω (kalýpto) (simple past κάλυψα, passive καλύπτομαι)

  1. cover, coat
  2. cover, provide covering fire

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