βάσις

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From Proto-Indo-European *gʷémtis, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem- (English come). Synchronically analyzable as βαίνω (baínō, I go) +‎ -σις (-sis).

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βάσις (básis) (genitive βάσεως) f, third declension

  1. step
  2. rhythm
  3. foot
  4. foundation, base
    τρία Μύρωνος ἔργα κολοσσικὰ ἱδρυμένα ἐπὶ μιᾶς βάσεως (Strabo Geog 14.1.14)
  5. (geometry) one of the three sides of a triangle
  6. fixedness

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