ζῷον

See also: ζωόν and ζῶον

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *ďṓyyon, from Pre-Hellenic *gʷyōwyon, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷyeh₃w-y-om, from *gʷíh₃weti (to live). Cognate with βίος (bíos, life). Compare Avestan 𐬘𐬫𐬁𐬌𐬙𐬌(jyāiti), Proto-Slavic *gojь (life), Old Armenian կեամ (keam).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ζῷον (zôionn (genitive ζῴου); second declension

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

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: ζώο (zóo)
  • Coptic: ⲍⲱⲟⲛ (zōon)
  • English: zoon, zoo-, zo-
  • Russian: зоо- (zoo-)
  • Translingual: Mycetozoa (taxonomic infraphylum)
  • Glosa: zoa

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