βίος

See also: βιος, βιός, bios, BIOS, and bíos

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either from *gʷih₃wós (alive), 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), whence also ζωός (zōós) and ζῷον (zôion), and cognate with Old Church Slavonic жити (žiti), Sanskrit जीवति (jīvati), Latin vīvō, Old Armenian կեամ (keam).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

βῐ́ος (bíosm (genitive βῐ́ου); second declension (Epic, Attic, Ionic, Koine)

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

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: bio-
  • Greek: βίος (víos)
  • Coptic: ⲃⲓⲟⲥ (bios)
  • Norwegian Bokmål: bio-

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

NounEdit

βίος (víosm (plural βίοι)

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

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