Ancient Greek edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Indo-European *kelh₂- (to beat, break). Cognate with Latin percellō.

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κλᾰ́ω (kláō)

  1. to break, to break off, to break into pieces
  2. (of geometric lines, passive voice) to be broken or deflected
  3. to break, to weaken, to frustrate
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  • Greek: κλάνω (kláno, to fart)

Etymology 2 edit

Attic form of κλαίω (klaíō, weep). Root of κλαϝ- (klaw-).

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κλᾱ́ω (klā́ō) (Attic) of κλαίω (klaíō)

  1. first-person singular present active indicative/subjunctive of κλᾱ́ω (klā́ō),
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