Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

Various theories have been suggested, including connection with Proto-Celtic *brusū or Latin frutex. None of them are convincing. Unknown.[1][2]

Pronunciation edit


Verb edit

βρῡ́ω (brū́ō)

  1. to be full to bursting
    1. (with dative) to swell or teem with, especially of plants
    2. (with genitive) to be full of
    3. (absolute) to abound, grow luxuriantly
    4. (with accusative) to burst forth with, gush with
      • Anacreontea 47.2

Inflection edit

Mostly used in present

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) “βρύω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 246
  2. ^ Frisk, Hjalmar (1960) “βρύω”, in Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 1, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 274f.

Further reading edit