κυβερνάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Mediterranean substrate, probably Pre-Greek according to Beekes. Neumann sees it as a denominal verb from κύρβις (kúrbis, turnable wooden cylinder), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷerb- (to turn), via a variant κύρβνα (kúrbna) formed with the tool morpheme -να- (-na-), whence through metathesis the verbal stem κυβερνα- (kuberna-). Compare Ancient Greek καρπός (karpós, wrist) and English whirl.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

κυβερνάω (kubernáō)

  1. to steer, drive, am a steersman, pilot
  2. to guide, govern, direct

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Greek[edit]

Verb[edit]

κυβερνάω (kyvernáo) (simple past κυβέρνησα, passive form κυβερνιέμαι)

  1. Alternative form of κυβερνώ (kyvernó)

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