φυλάσσω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pre-Greek *pʰulakyō. Same source as φῠ́λᾰξ(phúlax, watcher, guard).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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Verb[edit]

φυλάσσω (phulássō)

  1. (transitive) to watch, guard, protect, defend
  2. (transitive) to lie in wait, ambush
  3. (transitive) to watch for, wait for
  4. (transitive) to maintain, preserve, cherish
  5. to be on guard against; to shun, avoid
  6. (intransitive, middle) to take heed, take care, be on guard
  7. (transitive, middle) to keep in mind, remember

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Verb[edit]

φυλάσσω (fylásso) (simple past φύλαξα, passive form φυλάγομαι)

  1. guard, protect
  2. guard, watch over
  3. be on sentry duty
  4. be "it" in hide and seek (the children's game)

Conjugation[edit]

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