βίος

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See also: βιος and βιός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from *gʷih₃wós (alive), and cognate with Old English cwic (English quick), Latin vīvus, and Old Church Slavonic живъ (živŭ); or a syncope of βίοτος (bíotos). In either case, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeyh₃- (to live), whence also ζωός (zōós) and ζῷον (zôion), and cognate with Old Church Slavonic жити (žiti), Sanskrit जीवति (jīvati), Latin vīvō, Old Armenian կեամ (keam).

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Noun[edit]

βῐ́ος (bíosm (genitive βῐ́ου); second declension

  1. life (often with a positive connotation: the good life)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

Noun[edit]

βίος (víosm (plural βίοι)

  1. life
  2. lifespan
  3. quality of life
  4. biography, life story

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Further reading[edit]

  • βίος in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg βίος on the Greek Wikipedia.Wikipedia el