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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).

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βάσις ‎(básisf ‎(genitive βάσεως); 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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