Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From φῠ́ω (phúō, grow) +‎ -σῐς (-sis).

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Noun edit

φῠ́σῐς (phúsisf (genitive φῠ́σεως); third declension

  1. origin, birth
  2. nature, quality, property
  3. later, the nature of one's personality: temper, disposition
  4. form, shape
  5. that which is natural: nature
  6. type, kind
  7. Nature, as an entity, especially of productive power
  8. creature

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

With prefixes

Descendants edit

  • Greek: φύση (fýsi)
  • ? Albanian: fis
  • Coptic: ⲫⲩⲥⲓⲥ (phusis)
  • English: physis
  • Portuguese: physis
  • Italian: fisica

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