κεῖμαι

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*ḱey-

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

PronunciationEdit

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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Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • κεῖμαι in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag
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