πτύω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyēw- (to spit, vomit). Akin to Latin spuō, Old English spīwan (whence modern English spew), Old Armenian թուք (tʿukʿ), Old Church Slavonic пльвати (plĭvati), Sanskrit ष्ठीवति (ṣṭhīvati).

Verb[edit]

πτύω (ptúō)

  1. to spit out or up
  2. (of the sea) to disgorge