ξύω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

  • LSJ 8th edition