στείβω

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Stems: στει- στι- and στοι- (see Derivatives and Related terms). From Proto-Indo-European *steyb-. Cognate with Old Armenian ստէպ (stēp, speed, haste) and Lithuanian staibus (courageous, strong).

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

στείβω (steíbō)

  1. I tread on, stamp on
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 11.534:
      στείβοντες νέκυάς τε καὶ ἀσπίδας
      steíbontes nékuás te kaì aspídas
      trampling on both the dead and the shields
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 6.92:
      στεῖβον δ’ ἐν βόθροισι θοῶς
      steîbon d’ en bóthroisi thoôs
      briskly they trod on them in the trenches
  2. (with cognate accusative) I walk on a path
    • 412 BCE, Euripides, Helen 865:
      εἴ τις ἔβλαψεν ποδὶ στείβων ἀνοσίῳ
      eí tis éblapsen podì steíbōn anosíōi
      if someone has harmed the path by treading with unholy foot
    • (absolute) I tread
    • h.Hom. 19.4:
      αἵ τε κατ’ αἰγίλιπος πέτρης στείβουσι κάρηνα
      haí te kat’ aigílipos pétrēs steíbousi kárēna
      who tread on sheer edges of cliffs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: στείβω (steívo)

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GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek στείβω (steíbō). See Etymology at στύβω.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstivo/ (for all spellings)
  • Hyphenation: στεί‧βω στύ‧βω στί‧βω

VerbEdit

στείβω (steívo) (past έστειψα, passive στείβομαι)

  1. Alternative form of στύβω (stývo) (linguistically informed spelling)
    See notes at στύβω.

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