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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From φῦσα (phûsa, bellows) +‎ -άω (-áō); probably ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European imitative root *pu- (to blow, swell). Akin to Latin pustula. Or, possibly a Pre-Greek word, suggested by the suffix of some derivatives.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰyː.sá.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pʰyˈsa.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɸyˈsa.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /fyˈsa.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /fiˈsa.o/
  • VerbEdit

    φῡσᾰ́ω (phūsáō)

    1. (intransitive) to blow, to puff
    2. (transitive) to blow out, to extinguish

    ConjugationEdit

    This verb needs an inflection-table template.

    DescendantsEdit

    Further readingEdit


    GreekEdit

    VerbEdit

    φυσάω (fysáo) (simple past φύσηξα)

    1. Alternative form of φυσώ (fysó)

    ConjugationEdit