See also: ζῶον

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *ďṓyyon, from Pre-Hellenic *gʷyōwyon, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃w-y-om, from *gʷíh₃weti(to live). Cognate with βίος(bíos, life). Compare Avestan 𐬘𐬫𐬁𐬌𐬙𐬌(jyāiti), Proto-Slavic *gojь(life), Old Armenian կեամ(keam).

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NounEdit

ζῷον ‎(zôionn ‎(genitive ζῴου); second declension

  1. animal, beast
  2. (art) form, image

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