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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *sh₂ew-. Cognate with Hittite [script needed] (suhhai, to pour out) and Tocharian B [Term?] (suwaṃ, to rain). Possibly related to Ὑάς (Huás).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hy̌ː.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)y.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈy.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈy.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈi.o/
  • VerbEdit

    ῡ̔́ω (hū́ō)

    1. I rain
      1. (with accusative of place) I rain on
      2. (with cognate accusative)
      3. (with dative of mode)
    2. (passive) I am drenched with rain
    3. (passive) I fall as rain


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    • ὕω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • ὕω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • ὕω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • ὕω in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • ὕω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963