ζῷον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ďṓyyon, from Pre-Hellenic *gʷyōwyon, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃w-y-om, from *gʷíh₃weti (to live). Cognate with βίος (bíos, life). Compare Avestan 𐬘𐬫𐬁𐬌𐬙𐬌 (jyāiti), Proto-Slavic *gojь (life), Old Armenian կեամ (keam).

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Noun[edit]

ζῷον (zôionn (genitive ζῴου); second declension

  1. animal, beast
  2. (art) form, image

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