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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίο- (bío-), combining form and stem of βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. life
    Antonym: thanato-
  2. organic life
  3. biological
    biochild; biodad; biofamily; biofather; biokid; biomom; biomother; bioparent; biosib; biosibling; bioson

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Translations edit

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  • (animal life in particular): zoo-

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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Czech edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Further reading edit

  • bio- in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • bio- in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017

Danish edit

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bio-

  1. bio- (concerning or associated with life)

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Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi.oː/
  • (file)

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bio-

  1. (pertaining to) life

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Esperanto edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίο- (bío-), combining form and stem of βίος (bíos, life).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbio]
  • Rhymes: -io
  • Hyphenation: bi‧o

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bio-

  1. bio-
    bio- + ‎genezo (genesis) → ‎biogenezo (biogenesis)
    bio- + ‎kemio (chemistry) → ‎biokemio (biochemistry)
    bio- + ‎diverseco (diversity) → ‎biodiverseco (biodiversity)
    bio- + ‎industrio (industry) → ‎bioindustrio (bioindustry)
    bio- + ‎maso (mass) → ‎biomaso (biomass)
    bio- + ‎sintezo (synthesis) → ‎biosintezo (biosynthesis)
    bio- + ‎tekniko (technique) → ‎biotekniko (biotechnique)

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

Internationalism (see English bio-), ultimately from Ancient Greek βίο- (bío-).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbio-/, [ˈbio̞-]

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bio-

  1. bio-

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French edit

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bio-

  1. life

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Galician edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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From

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German edit

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bio-

  1. life
  2. organically produced, or otherwise environmentally friendly

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life
organically

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Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).[1]

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bio-

  1. (noun prefix) bio- (pertaining to life)

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References edit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

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Borrowed from English bio-, French bio-, German bio-, Italian bio-, Spanish bio-, Portuguese bio-, French bio-, Portuguese bio-, English bio-, Russian био- (bio-), all ultimately from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. (neologism) bio-
    bio- + ‎kemio (chemistry) → ‎biokemio (biochemistry)

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Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίο- (bío-), combining form and stem of βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. bio-: (organic) life.

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Irish edit

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bio-

  1. Alternative form of bith-, used before a broad T.

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bio- bhio- mbio-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio- (life)

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life), either from *gʷih₃wós (alive, living), with the suffix *-wós, or from βίοτος (bíotos, life), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wo-teh₂ or *gʷih₃-etos (life), both from *gʷeyh₃- (to live).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Polish edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio-
    bio- + ‎geografia → ‎biogeografia

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See also edit

Further reading edit

  • bio- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos). Doublet of zoo-.

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bio-

  1. bio- (indicates life)

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Swedish edit

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bio-

  1. bio-; pertaining to life

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Welsh edit

Etymology edit

From English bio-.

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bio-

  1. bio-
    bio- + ‎diraddio (to degrade) → ‎bioddiraddio (to biodegrade)
    bio- + ‎amrywiaeth (variety, diversity) → ‎bioamrywiaeth (biodiversity)
    bio- + ‎cemeg (chemistry) → ‎biocemeg (biochemistry)

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Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bio- fio- mio- unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “bio-”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies