Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁- (to rub). Cognate with Latin tero.

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τρῑ́βω (trī́bō)

  1. to rub
  2. to grind, thresh, pound
  3. to waste, ravage
  4. to rub away, grind down, wear away
  5. to wear out

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  • Greek: τρίβω (trívo, to rub, to grate)

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Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek τρίβω (tríbō).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtri.vo/
  • Hyphenation: τρί‧βω

Verb edit

τρίβω (trívo) (past έτριψα, passive τρίβομαι)

  1. (cooking) to grate, grind
    τρίβω το τυρίtrívo to tyrígrate the cheese
  2. to rub, chafe

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  • τριμμένος (trimménos, grated, participle)
  • τετριμμένος (tetrimménos, commonplace, overused, participle with reduplication) (formal, figurative sense) from Ancient Greek

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  • (similar meaning) θραύω (thrávo, to break)
  • (similar form and sound, paronym) στρίβω (strívo, to twist, turn)