σβέννυμι

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)gʷes- (extinguish, quell)[1]. Cognates include Sanskrit जासयति (jāsayati, to exhaust)[1], Lithuanian gęstù (to extinguish, to go out), Irish bás (death), Old Church Slavonic оугашѫ (ugašǫ, to extinguish)[1].

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Verb[edit]

σβέννῡμῐ (sbénnūmi)

  1. (transitive) I quench, put out
    1. I dry up
    2. I quench, quell, check
  2. (passive, intransitive) I am quenched, I go out
    1. I dry up
    2. I am quelled, lulled

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 161

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