βίος

See also: βιος and βιός

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*gʷeyh₃-

Either from *gʷih₃wós ‎(alive), whence also ζωός ‎(zōós) and ζῷον ‎(zōîon), and cognate with Old English cwic (English quick), Latin vīvus, and Old Church Slavonic живъ ‎(živŭ); or a syncope of βίοτος ‎(bíotos). In either case, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeyh₃- ‎(to live), and cognate with Old Church Slavonic жити ‎(žiti), Sanskrit जीवति ‎(jīvati), Latin vīvō, Old Armenian կեամ ‎(keam).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

βίος ‎(bíosm ‎(genitive βίου); second declension bios may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek βίος.

  1. life (often with a positive connotation: the good life)

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος

NounEdit

βίος ‎(víosm ‎(plural βίοι)

  1. life
  2. lifespan
  3. quality of life
  4. biography, life story

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