παραπαίω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From πᾰρᾰ- +‎ παίω (strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

πᾰρᾰπαίω (parapaíō)

  1. strike on the side, strike falsely
  2. (music) play a false note
  3. commit a folly, be foolish
  4. fall away

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: παραπαίω (parapaío)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παραπαίω (hit wrongly; be foolish, loose my mind)[1]. Morphologically, from παρα- (para-) + παίω (paíō, strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pa.raˈpe.o/
  • Hyphenation: πα‧ρα‧παί‧ω

Verb[edit]

παραπαίω (parapaío) (past παρέπαια/παράπαια, passive —)

  1. stagger
    Synonyms: παραπατάω (parapatáo), τρικλίζω (triklízo)
  2. (figuratively) be unsteady, at the point of collapsing
    Synonyms: καταρρέω (katarréo), κλονίζω (klonízo)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ παραπαίω in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.