ὀρχέομαι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Beekes suggests a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ergʰ- (to mount). According to Frisk, an iterative-intensive formation from ἔρχομαι (érkhomai) ("come, go"). Watkins posits a connection with ὄρχις (órkhis) ("testicle").

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Verb[edit]

ὀρχέομαι (orkhéomai)

  1. I dance
  2. I represent by dancing or pantomime
    • 125 CE – 200 CE, Lucian, The Dance (Of Pantomime) 80
  3. (figuratively) I leap, bound
  4. (active) I cause to dance

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