κλάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kelh₂- (to beat, break). Cognate with Latin percellō.

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Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel ά by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

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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