Ancient GreekEdit


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




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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