ξύω

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ksunyo-. Cognates include Latin novācula, saucius, Old English besnyþian, Sanskrit क्षर (kṣara, melting away, perishable) and Avestan 𐬖𐬲𐬁𐬭 (γžār, flow fast).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel ύ by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.
[This message shows only in preview mode.]

Verb[edit]

ξῡ́ω (xū́ō)

  1. to scrape, plane, smooth, polish
  2. to make smooth or fine, work finely or delicately
  3. to engrave

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]