τρίβω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁- (to rub). Cognate with Latin tero.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /trǐː.bɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈtri.bo/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈtri.βo/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈtri.vo/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈtri.vo/
  • Verb[edit]

    τρῑ́βω (trī́bō)

    1. to rub
    2. Ι grind, thresh, pound
    3. to waste, ravage
    4. to rub away, grind down, wear away
    5. to wear out

    Inflection[edit]

    Descendants[edit]

    • Greek: τρίβω (trívo, to rub, to grate)

    References[edit]


    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek τρίβω (tríbō).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /triˈvo/
    • Hyphenation: τρί‧βω

    Verb[edit]

    τρίβω (trívo) (simple past έτριψα, passive τρίβομαι)

    1. (cooking) grate, grind
      τρίβω το τυρίtrívo to tyrígrate the cheese
    2. rub, chafe

    Conjugation[edit]

    Synonyms[edit]

    Derived terms[edit]

    • τριμμένος (trimménos, grated, participle)
    • τετριμμένος (tetrimménos, commonplace, overused, participle with reduplication) (formal, figurative sense) from Ancient Greek

    Related terms[edit]

    See also[edit]

    • (similar meaning) θραύω (thrávo, I break)
    • (similar form and sound, paronym) στρίβω (strívo, I twist, turn)