ζῷον

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*gʷeyh₃-

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

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NounEdit

ζῷον ‎(zōîonn ‎(genitive ζῴου); second declension

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

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