βίος

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See also: βιος and βιός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from *gʷih₃wós ‎(alive), whence also ζωός ‎(zōós) and ζῷον ‎(zōîon), 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), and cognate with Old Church Slavonic жити ‎(žiti), Sanskrit जीवति ‎(jīvati), Latin vīvō, Old Armenian կեամ ‎(keam).

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Noun[edit]

βίος ‎(bíosm ‎(genitive βίου); second declension

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

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος

Noun[edit]

βίος ‎(víosm ‎(plural βίοι)

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

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