ὑποσυρίζω -> make a shrill piping sound, hiss (as of serpents)

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υποσυρίζει

ὑποσυρίζω -> make a shrill piping sound, hiss (as of serpents) [ὑπό, "under," "below" + συριγμός, "hissing"]
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vmelas

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Within the thread you quote the answer can be found. In one of the replies I see this:
From Liddell-Scott-Jones' Greek Lexicon:
ὑποσῡρ-ίζω, Att. ὑποσῡρ-ίττω,
whistle, rustle ...

The verb is based on ὑπό, "under," "below" + συριγμός, "shrill piping sound," "hissing" (as of serpents).  So it's actually somewhat onomatopoetic.

Does that answer your question?



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Yes, thank you, it does answer my question.


 

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