βαθύς

Ancient Greek

Etymology

Zero-grade of the root of βένθος (bénthos); perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeh₂dʰ- (to sink, submerge) or cognate to Sanskrit गाढ (gāḍha, profound, intense, deep, dense, thick, fast, deep (of a color)). Unrelated to βυσσός (bussós) and βυθός (buthós).

Pronunciation

 

Adjective

βᾰθῠ́ς (bathúsm (feminine βᾰθεῖᾰ, neuter βᾰθῠ́); first/third declension

  1. being a large vertical distance from: high, deep
  2. thick
  3. generally: strong, intense, full
  4. profound
  5. (of colour) deep
  6. (time) twilight

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Descendants

  • English: bathy-
  • Greek: βαθύς (vathýs, deep)

References


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Etymology

From Ancient Greek βαθύς (bathús).

Adjective

βαθύς (vathýsm (feminine βαθιά, neuter βαθύ)

  1. deep (downward or sometimes inward)
    Antonym: ρηχός (richós)
  2. (figuratively) deep, dark (of shades and colours)
    βαθύ μπλεvathý bledeep blue
  3. (figuratively) profound, deep

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