ζῷον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ǰōyyon, from Pre-Hellenic *gʷyōwyon, from *gʷih₃w-y-om, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃we- ‎(to live). Cognate with βίος ‎(bíos, life). Compare Avestan [script needed] ‎(jyāiti), Proto-Slavic *gojь- ‎(life), Old Armenian կեամ ‎(keam).

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Noun[edit]

ζῷον ‎(zōîon) (genitive ζῴου); n, second declension

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

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