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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *ḱéytor, from *ḱey- (to lie down). Cognates include Latin cunae, cīvis, Old Armenian սէր (sēr), Hittite 𒆠𒀉𒋫𒊑, 𒆠𒀉𒁕𒊑 (kittari), and Sanskrit शेते (śḗtē).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kêː.mai̯/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈki.mɛ/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈki.mɛ/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈ
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈ
  • VerbEdit

    κεῖμαι (keîmai)

    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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