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Ancient GreekEdit


From ἀπό (apó, from, away from) + ἵημι (híēmi, to send, throw)


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /a.pʰǐː.ɛː.mi/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /aˈpʰi.e.mi/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /aˈɸi.i.mi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /aˈfi.i.mi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /aˈfi.i.mi/
  • VerbEdit

    ἀφῑ́ημῐ (aphī́ēmi)

    1. to send forth, discharge, emit
      1. to let fall from one's grasp
      2. (in prose) to send forth, dispatch
      3. to give up or hand over
    2. to send away
      1. (of people)
        1. to let go, loose, set free
        2. to let go, dissolve, disband, break up, dismiss
        3. to put away, divorce
        4. to let go as an ἄφετος (áphetos)
      2. (of things) to get rid of, shed, give up
        1. (with πλοῖον (ploîon)) to set sail
        2. (law) to remit, excuse
    3. to leave alone, pass by, not notice
      1. (with accusative and infitive) to donate to public property
    4. (with accusative and infinitive) to allow, let, permit
      Antonyms: ἐμποδίζω (empodízō)
    5. (seemingly intransitive) to break up, march, sail
      1. (with infinitive) to give up doing
    6. (in middle voice) to send forth from oneself
      1. to loose something of one's own
      2. (often in Attic, with genitive) to let go of


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