κλάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /klá.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkla.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkla.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkla.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkla.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    κλᾰ́ω (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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