σείω

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tweys-. Cognates include Sanskrit त्वेषति (tveṣati), Avestan 𐬚𐬬𐬀𐬫𐬀𐬵 (θvayah, fright, fear).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sěː.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈsi.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈsi.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈsi.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈsi.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    σείω (seíō)

    1. (transitive) I shake
      1. (of earthquakes)
      2. (figuratively) I disturb, agitate
      3. (Attic) I blackmail
    2. (passive, intransitive) I shake
      1. I move to and fro
    3. (middle) I shake
      1. I shake myself

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