σαίρω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This word is commonly connected with σύρω (súrō, to drag, draw). According to Beekes, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *twer-, like Sanskrit त्वरते (tvarate, to hurry) and Proto-Germanic *þweraną (to stir). Connection with ὀτρύνω (otrúnō, to stir up, encourage) is highly improbable.

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Verb[edit]

σαίρω (saírō)

  1. (transitive) I sweep, clean
  2. (figuratively) I clear away

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