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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, Pre-Greek substratum word. Within Indo-European family it's usually compared to Lithuanian drìbti (to fall down in flakes) and drė̃bti (to throw a thick fluid) but with unclear semantic connection, as well as expressions for "dregs" in Celtic, Germanic and Slavic, linking it to Proto-Indo-European *dʰrobʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

τρέφω (tréphō)

  1. to thicken, congeal, curdle
  2. to make to grow, to increase, bring up, breed, rear (especially of children)
    1. (of slaves, cattle, etc.) to rear and keep
    2. to tend, cherish
    3. (of parts of the body) to let grown, cherish, foster
    4. (poetic, of earth and sea) to breed. produce, teem with
    5. (poetic) to have within oneself, to contain, keep, have
  3. to maintain, support
    1. (in historical writers) to maintain or subsist an army
    2. (of land) to feed, maintain one
  4. to bring up, rear, educate
  5. the passive sometimes came to mean little more than "to be"

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek.

VerbEdit

τρέφω (tréfo) (simple past έθρεψα, passive τρέφομαι)

  1. (transitive) feed, nourish, maintain
  2. (intransitive) heal, be raised

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