διαρρέω

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From δῐᾰ- (dia-, through) +‎ ῥέω (rhéō, I flow).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

δῐᾰρρέω (diarrhéō)

  1. to flow (through), to run (of liquids)
  2. to slip through
  3. to leak
  4. (figuratively) to fade away, wane, go to waste

InflectionEdit

This verb does not contract ε with η, ο, or ω.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: διαρρέω (diarréo)

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek δῐᾰρρέω. For sense information leaks, semantic loan from English leak. For sense people move out, semantic loan from French écouler.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (formal) /ði.aˈre.o/, (less formal) /ði̯aˈre.o/, (colloquial) /ðʝaˈre.o/
  • Hyphenation: δι‧αρ‧ρέ‧ω

VerbEdit

διαρρέω (diarréo) (past διέρρευσα, passive διαρρέομαι)

  1. (of rivers) +accusative: flow through
    Ο Νείλος διαρρέει πολλές χώρες.
    O Neílos diarréei pollés chóres.
    The Nile flows through many countries.
  2. leak (liquid or gas through a hole)
    1. (figuratively, of time) pass
      Διέρρευσε πολύς χρόνος μετά τη λήξη της προθεσμίας.
      Diérrefse polýs chrónos metá ti líxi tis prothesmías.
      A long time passed by after the deadline.
  3. (figuratively) leak (secrets, confidential information)
    Διέρρευσαν μυστικά έγγραφα.
    Diérrefsan mystiká éngrafa.
    Classified documents are leaked.
    1. (colloquially transitive, neologism) I leak on purpose [2]
      Πηγές του κόμματος διαρρέουν ότι ο υπουργός θα παραιτηθεί σύντομα.
      Pigés tou kómmatos diarréoun óti o ypourgós tha paraititheí sýntoma.
      Party sources are leaking that the minister will soon resign.
      Synonym: διοχετεύω (diochetévo)
      1. as impersonal: διαρρέεται (diarréetai, it is leaked, let be known)
  4. (rare, of people) disperse, diminish in numbers
    Οι οπαδοί διαρρέουν προς άλλα κόμματα.
    Oi opadoí diarréoun pros álla kómmata.
    Party followers are moving to other parties.
    Synonym: απομακρύνομαι (apomakrýnomai)
  5. drain (container; area of land)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ διαρρέω in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2002) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre