Last modified on 6 March 2015, at 08:01


Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *keimoi. Cognates include Latin cunae, Old Armenian սէր (sēr), and Sanskrit क्षेति (kṣéti).



κεῖμαι (keimai)

  1. to lie, lie outstretched
    1. to lie asleep, repose, lie idle, lie still
    2. to lie sick or wounded, lie in misery
    3. to lie dead
    4. to lie neglected, uncared for, unburied
    5. (of wrestlers) to have a fall
  2. (of places) to lie, be situated
    1. (of things) to lie in a place
  3. to be laid up, be in store (of goods, property, etc.)
  4. to be set up, proposed
    1. (of laws) to be laid down
    2. (of arguments) to be laid down
    3. (of names) to be given
  5. (figuratively)
    1. to be in the power of
    2. to be in such a manner
    3. to be
    4. to settle down, deposit a sediment
    5. (grammar, of words and phrases) to be found, to occur


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