βυθός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a metathesis from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewb-, with cognates including Old Church Slavonic дъно (dŭno), Old English dēop (English deep) and Albanian det (from Proto-Albanian *deubeta). Unrelated to βᾰθῠ́ς (bathús) and βένθος (bénthos).

Alternately, cognate to Sanskrit गाध (gādha, bottom, ford, shallows, standing-ground in water).

However, Beekes rejects Indo-European origin, and assigns it to Pre-Greek instead.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

βῠθός (buthósm (genitive βῠθοῦ); second declension

  1. depth
  2. depth of the sea, deep water

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: βυθός (vythós)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “βυθός”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 247

Further reading[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek βυθός (buthós).

Noun[edit]

βυθός (vythósm (plural βυθοί)

  1. seabed, riverbed, bottom, ground

Declension[edit]