ῥήγνυμι

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Etymology[edit]

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 frangō and Old English brecan (English break), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg-.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /r̥ɛ̌ː.ɡnyː.mi/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈr̥e.ɡny.mi/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈri.ɣny.mi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈri.ɣny.mi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈri.ɣni.mi/
  • Verb[edit]

    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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