ἕρπω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *serp-. Cognates include Sanskrit सर्पति (sarpati, to glide, crawl), and Latin serpō (I creep, crawl).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hér.pɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)ɛr.po/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈer.po/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈer.po/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈer.po/
  • Verb[edit]

    ἕρπω (hérpō)

    1. to move slowly, walk; crawl, slink
    2. (Doric) I go or come
    3. (of things, events, etc.) to come, happen

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    References[edit]

    • ἕρπω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • ἕρπω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • ἕρπω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • ἕρπω in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • ἕρπω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • ἕρπω in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter