κόβω

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek κόπτω (kóptō, to cut, to damage, to strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔvɔ/
  • Hyphenation: κό‧βω

Verb[edit]

κόβω (kóvo) (simple past έκοψα, passive κόβομαι)

  1. cut, chop, divide, carve, slice (into parts)
    Πότε θα κόψουμε την πρωτοχρονιάτικη πίτα;
    Póte tha kópsoume tin protochroniátiki píta?
    When shall we cut the New Year pie?
  2. cut, trim, prune (reduce by cutting)
    Το κείμενο είναι πολύ μεγάλο, να κόψουμε κάτι.
    To keímeno eínai polý megálo, na kópsoume káti.
    There is too much text, we need to cut something.
  3. take a shortcut, cut
  4. cut (pack of playing cards)
  5. cut, quit (cigarettes, gambling)
  6. drop-out, quit (school, course)
    Έκοψε τάξεις του.Ékopse táxeis tou.He cut his classes.
  7. strike, mint (coins and medals)
  8. interrupt, cut short, cut off (conversation)
  9. separate, (for sauces etc.)

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