ἁρπάζω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to ἅπτω (háptō, I touch) or ἅρπη (hárpē, bird of prey). Or, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *Hrewp-, *h₁rep- (to snatch); compare Proto-Germanic *raubōną (to snatch, steal, plunder),[1]; compare Latin rapere (to snatch, steal, rape), [2]. Alternatively, Pre-Greek. The underlying -αγ stem complicates a Proto-Indo-European origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

ἁρπάζω (harpázō)

  1. to snatch away, carry off
  2. to seize hastily, snatch up
  3. to seize, overpower
  4. to plunder

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: αρπάζω (arpázo, to catch)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  2. ^ «(rapio) est (de) la même famille de mots qui se retrouve en grec, avec une légère modification, sous la forme ἁρπ dans ἁρπάζω» --sv. «rapio» in Michel Bréal, Anatole Bailly. Dictionnaire Étymologique Latin. Hachette, 1885. http://archive.org/details/dictionnairetym00bailgoog.

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