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-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /har.páz.dɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /(h)arˈpa.zo/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /arˈpa.zo/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /arˈpa.zo/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /arˈpa.zo/
  • 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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