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Ancient GreekEdit


From a reduplicated present *h₂í-h₂ews-ye- of Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (pass the night). Cognates include Old Armenian ագանիմ (aganim), Hittite 𒄷𒅖𒍣 (ḫuiš-zi, to live, survive), and Sanskrit वसति (vásati, to dwell, remain, stay). Related to αὐλή (aulḗ).




ἰαύω (iaúō)

  1. (poetic) to sleep, pass the night
    1. (with genitive) to stop, make to cease


Mostly used in present and imperfect.



  • ἰαύω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ἰαύω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ἰαύω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • ἰαύω in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • ἰαύω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • LSJ 8th edition
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill