τρώω

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τρώγω (trṓgō). Forms with stem -φαγ- derived from the stem of Ancient Greek ἔφαγον (éphagon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɾo.o/
  • Hyphenation: τρώ‧ω

Verb[edit]

τρώω (tróo) (past έφαγα, passive τρώγομαι)

  1. eat
    1. chew and swallow food
      Θέλω να τρώω υγιεινά, αλλά χθες έφαγα τρία χάμπουργκερ.
      Thélo na tróo ygieiná, allá chthes éfaga tría chámpourgker.
      I want to eat healthily, but yesterday I ate three hamburgers.
    2. eat, breakfast, dine (have a meal)
    3. (religion) eat nonfasting foods
  2. corrode, abrade, eat into, rust away
  3. bite, sting (by insect,etc)
  4. (figuratively) take bribes

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