ῥήγνυμι

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Uncertain. Could be from Proto-Indo-European *wreh₁ǵ-. Compare Old Armenian երգիծանեմ ‎(ergicanem, I tear, dissect), Lithuanian rėžti, and Old Church Slavonic рѣзати ‎(rězati, to cut, slaughter). Also compare Latin frango and Old English brecan (English break), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg-.

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ῥήγνῡμῐ ‎(rhḗgnūmi)

  1. (transitive) I break asunder, tear, rend, shatter
    1. I break through a line or body of men
    2. (post-Homeric) I break into speech, speak out
    3. I burst into tears
  2. (passive) I break, burst;
    1. I burst forth
    2. (of ships) I am wrecked
    3. I am inscribed on
  3. (intransitive) I break, burst forth

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