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  • Forming compound words having the sense of "theft", "thief", "stealing".

Etymologies

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Representing a combining form of Ancient Greek κλέπτης ("thief"), κλέπτω ("steal"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)klep- (“to steal”). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌹𐍆𐌰𐌽 (hlifan, "to steal"), Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌹𐍆𐍄𐌿𐍃 (hliftus, "thief").

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