βάσις

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷémtis, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem-. Built up in the same way: Latin -ven-ti- in conventiō, Gothic -𐌵𐌿𐌼-𐌸-𐍃 (-qum-þ-s) in 𐌲𐌰𐌵𐌿𐌼𐌸𐍃 (gaqumþs) and Sanskrit गति (gáti). Cognate to βαίνω (bainō, I go).

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NounEdit

βάσις (basis) (genitive βάσεως) f, third declension

  1. step
  2. rhythm
  3. foot
  4. foundation, base
    τρία Μύρωνος ἔργα κολοσσικὰ ἱδρυμένα ἐπὶ μιᾶς βάσεως (Strabo Geog 14.1.14)
  5. (geometry) one of the three sides of a triangle
  6. fixedness

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Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 20:34