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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From σήψ (sḗps, putrefying sore). Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *tueh₂p-, *tieh₂p- or *kieh₂p-, though no other IE cognates are known. Or, possibly of Pre-Greek origin. Not related to Lithuanian siupti (to putrefy) or Sanskrit क्याकु (kyāku, fungus).

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VerbEdit

σήπω (sḗpō)

  1. (active) I make rotten or putrid
    1. (figuratively) I corrupt, waste
  2. (passive) I rot, moulder
    1. (of tissue) I die

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