πλέω

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *pléwō, from Proto-Indo-European *plew-.

In the present and imperfect, the semivowel is lost between vowels, but before a consonant is kept as υ, the second element of a diphthong. Cognate with English float.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

πλέω (pléō)

  1. sail (in a boat)
  2. float

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Derived termsEdit

Compounds of the verb @perseus.tufts.edu e.g.

More than 200 related words for the grades:

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πλέω.

Compare Mariupol Greek плэ́ву (plévu).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈple.o/
  • Hyphenation: πλέ‧ω

VerbEdit

πλέω (pléo) (past έπλευσα, passive —)

  1. sail (in a boat)
  2. float
  3. (figuratively) have something in abundance, in expressions like:
    πλέω σε πελάγη ευτυχίαςpléo se pelági eftychíasI sail in seas of happiness, I am happy
    πλέω στο χρήμαpléo sto chrímaI sail in money, I am rich
    πλέω στο αίμαpléo sto aímaI sail in blood, I bleed heavily
  4. (figuratively) to be too large (of shoes, clothing, etc)

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And see their derivatives:

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