πλήσσω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂k- (to hit). Cognates include Latin plangō, plēctō, plāga; Old Church Slavonic плакати (plakati), and Dutch vloeken.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /plɛ̌ːs.sɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈples.so/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈplis.so/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈplis.so/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpli.so/
  • Verb[edit]

    πλήσσω (plḗssō)

    1. to strike, smite
      1. (with accusative) I strike an object into motion
      2. I stamp
      3. I sting
    2. (figuratively, passive) I am stricken, defeated
      1. I am emotionally stricken
      2. (active, of wine) I overpower

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