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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /r̥o.pʰé.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /r̥oˈpʰɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /roˈɸe.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /roˈfe.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /roˈfe.o/
  • VerbEdit

    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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