Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Greek verb κλαω (klao) means to break

The verb κλαω (klao) means to break, but in the sense of arresting some natural progression and directing its energy into a bursting delta of fragments, streams, branches, et cetera.

Metaphorically our verb may mean to weaken, such as emotions or one's voice — precisely as our evenly curious English synonyms: a breaking voice, a breaking heart. Our verb is also identical to an Attic variant of the verb κλαιω (klaio), meaning to wail or lament.

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The verb κλαω (klao) means to break, like into a bursting delta 

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