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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

from Ancient Greek σκοτόω (skotóō, to blind, to plunge into darkness), itself from σκότος (skótos, darkness)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /skoˈtono/
  • Hyphenation: σκο‧τώ‧νω

VerbEdit

σκοτώνω (skotóno) (simple past σκότωσα, passive form σκοτώθηκα)

  1. kill, murder, slay
    Σκότωσα μια αράχνη την άλλη μέρα.‎ ― Skótosa mia aráchni tin álli méra.I killed a spider the other day.
  2. hurt, injure severely
    Σκότωσα το χέρι μου.‎ ― Skótosa to chéri mou.I hurt my hand badly.
  3. (figuratively) ruin (a piece of music, performance, language, etc)
    Αυτός ο πιανίστας σκότωσε το κομμάτι εντελώς.‎ ― Aftós o pianístas skótose to kommáti entelós.That pianist ruined the piece entirely.
  4. (figuratively) sell (goods at a price lower than their worth)
    Πήρα κάτι παλιά CD που έχω και τα σκότωσα στη λαϊκή.‎ ― Píra káti paliá CD pou écho kai ta skótosa sti laïkí.I took some old CDs that I have and sold them cheaply at the market.

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