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From Proto-Hellenic *hropʰéyō, causative of Proto-Indo-European *srebʰ-.

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ῥοφέω (rhophéō)

  1. I slurp, gulp down
    • 424 BCE, Aristophanes, The Knights 51
      ὡς οὐκ ἀγαθόν ἐστι τὸ ῥοφεῖν.
      hōs ouk agathón esti tò rhopheîn.
      Have I then done wrong to eat!
    • 430 BCE – 354 BCE, Xenophon, Anabasis 4.5.32
      ῥοφοῦντα πίνειν ὥσπερ βοῦν
      rhophoûnta pínein hṓsper boûn
      slurping like an ox
    1. I drain dry, empty
      • 446 BCE – 386 BCE, Aristophanes, The Acharnians 278
        ἕωθεν εἰρήνης ῥοφήσει τρύβλιον
        héōthen eirḗnēs rhophḗsei trúblion
        we shall tomorrow consume a dish in honour of the peace
  2. I live on slops

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