πηδάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbative or denominative formation on the basis of a form *pēd-, which could be lengthened grade of Proto-Indo-European *ped- (to walk, step).

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πηδᾰ́ω (pēdáō)

  1. to leap, spring, jump
    Synonyms: ἅλλομαι (hállomai), θρῴσκω (thrṓiskō)
  2. to stamp with the feet
  3. (of the heart) to leap, throb

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: πηδάω (pidáo)

Further reading[edit]

  • πηδάω”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • πηδάω”, in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • πηδάω”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • πηδάω in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • πηδάω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “πηδάω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1184

Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πηδῶ (pēdô, I jump) or πηδάω (pēdáō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈða.o/
  • Hyphenation: πη‧δά‧ω

Verb[edit]

πηδάω (pidáo) / πηδώ (past πήδηξα/πήδησα, passive πηδιέμαι, p‑past πηδήχτηκα/πηδήθηκα, ppp πηδηγμένος/πηδημένος)

  1. (intransitive) jump, leap (all senses)
    Πήδηξα στη θάλασσα.
    Pídixa sti thálassa.
    I jumped into the sea.
  2. (figuratively, colloquial, vulgar, transitive) fuck, screw, shag, bang (have sexual intercourse)
    Έπαιζε την καλή γυναίκα ενώ πηδούσε τον άλλον.
    Épaize tin kalí gynaíka enó pidoúse ton állon.
    She pretended to be a good wife while fucking the other guy.
  3. (figuratively, transitive) skip over, omit (in writing, etc, due to time constraint)
    Με την τρεχάλα, πήδηξε δύο παραγράφους.
    Me tin trechála, pídixe dýo paragráfous.
    In his haste, he skipped over two paragraphs.
  4. (figuratively, transitive) skip, jump ahead (a class or level in school due to exceptional ability)
    Πήδηξε κατευθείαν από την τρίτη στην πέμπτη.
    Pídixe kateftheían apó tin tríti stin pémpti.
    She skipped directly from third grade to fifth grade.

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