φυσάω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From φῦσα (phûsa, bellows) +‎ -άω (-áō); probably ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European imitative root *pu- (to blow, swell). Akin to Latin pustula. Or, possibly a Pre-Greek word, suggested by the suffix of some derivatives.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰyː.sá.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pʰyˈsa.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɸyˈsa.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /fyˈsa.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /fiˈsa.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    φῡσᾰ́ω (phūsáō)

    1. (intransitive) to blow, to puff
    2. (transitive) to blow out, to extinguish

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    Greek[edit]

    Verb[edit]

    φυσάω (fysáo) (simple past φύσηξα)

    1. Alternative form of φυσώ (fysó)

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