βιός

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See also: βιος and βίος

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷiH-. Cognate with Sanskrit जिया (jiyā́), ज्या (jyā́, bow-string) and Old Church Slavonic жила (žila, vein, tendon).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bi.ós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /biˈos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /βiˈos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /viˈos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /viˈos/
  • Noun[edit]

    βιός (biósm (genitive βιοῦ); ? declension

    1. bow
    2. bow-string, tendon

    Declension[edit]

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