ζῷον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ǰōyyon, from Pre-Hellenic *gʷyōwyon, from *gʷih₃w-y-om, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃we- (to live). Cognate with βίος (bíos, life). Compare Avestan [script?] (jyāiti), Proto-Slavic *gojь- (life), Old Armenian կեամ (keam).

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ζῷον (zōîon) (genitive ζῴου) n, second declension

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

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