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