ἀποθνῄσκω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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From ἀπο- (apo-) +‎ θνῄσκω (thnḗiskō, to die)

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ἀποθνῄσκω (apothnḗiskō)

  1. Strengthened form of θνῄσκω (thnḗiskō), but essentially synonymous
    1. To die
    2. To be killed, put to death, slain: serves as passive of ἀποκτείνω (apokteínō)
      • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 3.140.5
        ἀδελφεοῦ τοῦ ἐμοῦ Πολυκράτεος ὑπὸ Ὀροίτεω ἀποθανόντος
        adelpheoû toû emoû Polukráteos hupò Oroíteō apothanóntos
        because my brother Polycrates has been killed by Oroites

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