λείβω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *leyb-. Cognate with Latvian liet (to pour), assuming that the -β- is secondary. Latin lībō may have been borrowed from Greek, or comes from another root.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /lěː.bɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈli.bo/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈli.βo/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈli.vo/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈli.vo/
  • Verb[edit]

    λείβω (leíbō)

    1. (transitive) to pour, pour forth
    2. (transitive, intransitive) to pour a libation [+dative = to a god]
    3. (transitive) to let flow, shed
    4. (passive) to melt or pine away

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    References[edit]

    • λείβω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • λείβω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • λείβω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • λείβω in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • λείβω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • λείβω in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
    • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill