τέμνω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

For earlier τάμνω (támnō), with ε from aorist ἔτεμον (étemon), from Proto-Indo-European *tm̥-né-h₁-ti, *tm̥-n-h₁-énti, nasal-infixed present (the present tense system includes a N progressive aspect marker) from *temh₁- (to cut).[1]

Cognate with Latin temnō, tondeō, tempus, templum.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

τέμνω (témnō) first-singular present indicative

  1. to cut, hew
  2. to maim, wound
  3. to butcher, sacrifice
  4. to cut down, reap
  5. to cut through, advance, drive through, plow through

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “τέμνω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 1465

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Verb[edit]

τέμνω (témno)

  1. to cut, cut off
  2. (geometry) to meet or pass through

Further reading[edit]

Center for Greek Language