βύας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *b(e)u (owl), see also Latin bubo, Bulgarian буч (buč), Armenian բուեց (buecʿ), and North Persian بوم. The IE root is onomatopoeic and was borrowed into Semitic languages such as Arabic لعةةا and Syriac [script?] bava and Caucasian languages such as Georgian ბუვი (buvi), Chechen buha (buha), and Aghul бучу-й.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

βύας (búas) (genitive βύου) m, first declension

  1. eagle owl

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 7th edition

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, Mallory, Adams