ἁρπάζω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. The underlying -αγ stem makes a direct Proto-Indo-European origin difficult. Perhaps related to ἅπτω (háptō, I touch) or ἅρπη (hárpē, bird of prey). Or, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rep-; compare Proto-Germanic *raubōną (to snatch, steal, plunder).[1]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933

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