παύω

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Disputed. Some sources trace the word back to Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w-, in which case it would be cognate with Old Armenian հաւ (haw, beginning), Latin paucus, Old English fēaw (English few), but Beekes leaves the etymology open, saying that there are no certain cognates outside Greek.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

παύω (paúō)

  1. to make to cease
    1. (with accusative) to bring to an end, check
      1. (mostly of things) to make an end of, stop, abate
    2. (with accusative of person, genitive of object) to make to rest, stop, hinder, keep back from
    3. (rarely with genitive only) to make an end of
    4. (with present participle) to stop a person from doing or being
    5. (rarely with the infinitive) to stop
  2. (intransitive, in imperative) cease, leave off

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Ancient Greek παύω (paúō).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.vo/
  • Hyphenation: παύ‧ω

VerbEdit

παύω (pávo) (past έπαψα/έπαυσα, passive παύομαι)

  1. stop, cease
    έπαψα να πηγαίνωépapsa na pigaínoI stopped going
  2. pause
  3. depose, relieve of duties
    Ο πρωθυπουργός έπαυσε τον υπουργό.
    O prothypourgós épafse ton ypourgó.
    The prime minister was removed from office.

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