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

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ba.tʰýs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /baˈtʰys/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /βaˈθys/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /vaˈθys/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /vaˈθis/
  • 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

    Greek model page  - Greek: adjective ancient & modern

    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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    Further reading

    • βαθύς in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]