βίος

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See also: βιος, βιός, bios, BIOS, and bíos

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bí.os/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈbi.os/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈβi.os/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈvi.os/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈvi.os/
  • Noun[edit]

    βῐ́ος (bíosm (genitive βῐ́ου); second declension (Epic, Attic, Ionic, Koine)

    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