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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *lewH-. Cognates include Latin luō (expiate, pay), Sanskrit लून (lūna), English loose and possibly Old Armenian լուծանեմ (lucanem) and Albanian lirë.


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ly̌ː.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈly.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈly.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈly.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈli.o/
  • VerbEdit

    λῡ́ω (lū́ō)

    1. to loose, to loosen, to untie
    2. to slacken
    3. to unbend
    4. to set free, to release
    5. to redeem
    6. to dissolve, to sever
    7. to break (up), to destroy
    8. to abrogate, to annul
    9. to atone, to amend
    10. to profit, to be useful


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