πατάσσω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From πάταγος (pátagos, clatter, crash, rattle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

πατάσσω (patassō) future: πατάξω aorist: ἐπάταξα perfect active: πεπάτακα perfect mediopassive: πεπάταγμαι aorist passive: ἐπατάχθην

  1. (transitive) I knock
    • circa 405 BC, Aristophanes, The Frogs,
      τίς τὴν θύραν ἐπάταξεν
      tis tēn thuran epataksen
      Who knocked on the door?
  2. (transitive) I kill

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