βύας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bew-(owl), see also Latin būbō, Bulgarian буч(buč), Old Armenian բուէճ(buēč), and North Persian بوم(bum). The Indo-European root is onomatopoeic and was borrowed into Semitic languages such as Arabic بُوم(būm) and Classical Syriac ܒܐܘܐ(baʾwāʾ) and Caucasian languages such as Old Georgian ბუვი(buvi), Chechen бухӏа(buha), and Aghul бугьу.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel ύ by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Noun[edit]

βύᾱς (búāsm (genitive βύου); first declension

  1. eagle owl

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q., editors (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London, Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers