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Ancient GreekEdit


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




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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