σχίζω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *skʰídyō, from Proto-Indo-European *skeyd-.

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σχῐ́ζω (skhízō)

  1. I split, cleave
    • 750 BCE – 650 BCE, Hesiod, The Shield of Heracles 428
      ὅς τε μάλ᾽ ἐνδυκέως ῥινὸν κρατεροῖς ὀνύχεσσι σχίσσας
      hós te mál endukéōs rhinòn krateroîs onúkhessi skhíssas
      very eagerly ripping the hide with his strong claws
    • Homeric Hymn to Hermes 128
      καὶ ἔσχισε δώδεκα μοίρας κληροπαλεῖς
      kaì éskhise dṓdeka moíras klēropaleîs
      and cut them into twelve portions distributed by lot
    1. I part, separate, divide
      • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 2.17
        ὁ γὰρ δὴ Νεῖλος [] ῥέει μέσην Αἴγυπτον σχίζων ἐς θάλασσαν.
        ho gàr dḕ Neîlos [] rhéei mésēn Aígupton skhízōn es thálassan.
        For the Nile [] divides Egypt in two parts as it flows to the sea.
      • 360 BCE, Plato, The Sophist 264d
        πάλιν τοίνυν ἐπιχειρῶμεν, σχίζοντες διχῇ τὸ προτεθὲν γένος
        pálin toínun epikheirômen, skhízontes dikhêi tò protethèn génos
        Then let us try again; dividing in two the proposed class
    2. I curdle milk
  2. (figuratively)
    • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 7.219
      ἐνθαῦτα ἐβουλεύοντο οἱ Ἕλληνες, καί σφεων ἐσχίζοντο αἱ γνῶμαι:
      enthaûta ebouleúonto hoi Héllēnes, kaí spheōn eskhízonto hai gnômai:
      The Hellenes then took counsel, but their opinions were divided.

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σχίζω (skhízō).

Verb[edit]

σχίζω (schízo) (simple past έσχισα or έσκισα, passive form σχίζομαι)

  1. Alternative form of σκίζω (skízo)

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