πλέω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*plew-

From Proto-Indo-European *plew-. In the present and imperfect, the semivowel is lost between vowels, but before a consonant is kept as υ, the second element of a diphthong. Cognate with English float.

Verb[edit]

πλέω ‎(pléō)

  1. sail (in a boat)
  2. float

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πλέω ‎(pléō)

Verb[edit]

πλέω ‎(pléo) ‎(simple past έπλευσα, passive form )

  1. sail (in a boat)
  2. float
  3. (figuratively) to be happy, serene and contented
  4. (figuratively) to be too large (of shoes, clothing, etc)

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