ξύω

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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]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ksy̌ː.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈksy.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈksy.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈksy.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈksi.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    ξῡ́ω (xū́ō)

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

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