βαθύς

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

Zero-grade of the root of βένθος (bénthos); this alternation suggests a Proto-Indo-European origin. Unrelated to βυσσός (bussós) and βυθός (buthós).

Pronunciation

 

Adjective

βᾰθῠ́ς (bathúsm (feminine βᾰθεῖᾰ, neuter βᾰθῠ́); first/third declension

  1. being a large vertical distance from: high, deep
  2. thick
  3. generally: strong, intense, full
  4. profound
  5. (of colour) deep
  6. (time) twilight

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Greek

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek βαθύς (bathús).

Adjective

βαθύς (vathýsm (feminine βαθιά, neuter βαθύ)

  1. deep (downward or sometimes inward)
  2. (figuratively) deep, dark (of shades and colours)
    βαθύ μπλεvathý bledeep blue
  3. (figuratively) profound, deep

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