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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷémtis, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem- (English come). Synchronically analyzable as βαίνω (baínō, I go) +‎ -σις (-sis).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bá.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈba.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈβa.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈva.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈva.sis/
  • NounEdit

    βᾰ́σῐς (básisf (genitive βᾰ́σεως); 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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