πλανάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps a thematization of a nasal present *pl-néh₂-ti, corresponding to Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat, broad), but the semantics are highly problematic. The meaning strongly recalls πλάζω (plázō, to wander, rove), but it is hard to think of a formal connection.

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Verb[edit]

πλᾰνάω (planáō) first-singular present indicative

  1. to make to wander, lead wandering about
  2. to lead astray, deceive, mislead
  3. (passive voice) to wander, stray
  4. to wander in speaking, digress
  5. to do a thing irregularly or with variation
  6. to be in doubt or at loss

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