πλανάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain etymology. 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.

Verb[edit]

πλανάω (planáō)

  1. to make to wander, lead wandering about
  2. to lead astray, deceive, mislead
  3. (passive) 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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