τήκω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *teh₂w- ‎(to melt). Cognates include Latin tabeo, Sanskrit तोयम् ‎(toyam), Old Armenian թանամ ‎(tʿanam, I wet) and Old English þawian (English thaw).

Verb[edit]

τήκω ‎(tḗkō)

  1. (transitive, of metals) to melt, melt down
  2. (figuratively) to dissolve, cause to waste or pine away

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