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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 σκοτώνομαι)

  1. kill, murder, slay
    Σκότωσα μια αράχνη την άλλη μέρα.Skótosa mia aráchni tin álli méra.I killed a spider the other day.
    Το κάπνισμα σκοτώνει!To kápnisma skotónei!Smoking kills!
  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 for cheap at the market.

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