πίπτω

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pípth₂-, reduplicated present from *peth₂- (to fall; fly). For an unknown reason, the iota is long, as is apparent from the imperative πῖπτε (not **πῐ́πτε).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pǐːp.tɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpip.to/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpip.to/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpip.to/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpip.to/
  • Verb[edit]

    πῑ́πτω (pī́ptō)

    1. to fall, throw oneself down

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