ξεγράφω

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Byzantine Greek ξεγράφω from the ancient ἐκγρᾰ́φω (ekgráphō, copy). The sense "strike out" since Hellenistic times. With ξε- (un-) +‎ -γράφω (write).

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  • IPA(key): /kseˈɣrafo/
  • Hyphenation: ξε‧γρά‧φω

Verb[edit]

ξεγράφω (xegráfo) (past ξέγραψα, passive ξεγράφομαι)

  1. strike out, erase, rub out (remove from being written)
    Δεν θα λάβει μέρος. Τον ξέγραψα από τον κατάλογο των διαγωνιζομένων.
    Den tha lávei méros. Ton xégrapsa apó ton katálogo ton diagonizoménon.
    He will not participate. I erased him (his name) from the list of contestants.
  2. (figuratively) write off, scrub from memory, no longer count as, no longer consider
    Πήγε μετανάστης στην Αμερική και δεν ξαναγύρισε. Τον ξεγράψαμε.
    Píge metanástis stin Amerikí kai den xanagýrise. Ton xegrápsame.
    He went as an immigrant to America and never came back. We've written him off.
    Φέρθηκε απαίσια. Τον έχω ξεγράψει από φίλο.Férthike apaísia. Ton écho xegrápsei apó fílo.He behaved terribly. I no longer count him as a friend.
  3. (figuratively, of health) lose every hope, give up on
    Οι γιατροί τον έχουν ξεγράψει.Oi giatroí ton échoun xegrápsei.Doctors have given him up for dead.

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