εἰλύω

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

The gloss γέλουτρον (géloutron, case, pod) points to an earlier form *ϝέλυτρον (*wélutron), identical with Sanskrit वरुत्र (varutra, cloak, mantle, upper garment). Theoretically, this verb could derive from a pre-form *ϝελ-ν-ύ-ω (*wel-n-ú-ō) and agree with Sanskrit वृणोति (vṛṇoti, to cover, screen), but the Greek word is late and rare, which makes the identification less probable. This verb has also been linked to Old Armenian գելում (gelum, to twist, squeeze), Latin volvō (I roll, tumble) and Proto-Germanic *walwijaną (to roll). Note that εἴλῡμα (eílūma) has the same secondary long vowel as in Latin volūmen (book, scroll, volume); thus, the verb is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind, roll).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

εἰλῠ́ω (eilúō)

  1. to wrap, enfold, cover
  2. (of a lame man) to crawl, wriggle

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