κλάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Possibly related to κλάδος (and thereby from Proto-Indo-European *kelh₂- ("to beat, break")) or to Latin quatio ("I shake, agitate").

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Verb[edit]

κλάω ‎(kláō)

  1. to break, break off, break into pieces
  2. (of geometric lines, passive) to be broken or deflected
  3. to break, weaken, frustrate

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