τρίβω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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)

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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)