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Headword: *plei=n
Adler number: pi,1731
Translated headword: to sail
Vetting Status: high
[plei=n means the same as] ple/ein.
Greek Original:
*plei=n: ple/ein.
Entry also in Hesychius and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The headword is the contracted form of the present infinitive of ple/w; the gloss is the uncontracted form. See also upsilon 717.
The root is *plew-/plow-, cf. plo/os at pi 1789. Cognates include Sanskrit plávate "floats" or "swims," Latin pluit "it rains," and English "flood."
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 May 2011@11:00:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 3 May 2011@11:06:46.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@07:31:05.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 July 2014@00:51:22.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticules) on 17 September 2021@23:18:48.


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