ζῷον

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See also: ζῶον

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ďṓyyon, from Pre-Hellenic *gʷyōwyon, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷyeh₃w-y-om, from *gʷíh₃weti (to live). Cognate with βίος (bíos, life). Compare Avestan 𐬘𐬫𐬁𐬌𐬙𐬌 (jyāiti), Proto-Slavic *gojь (life), Old Armenian կեամ (keam).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /zdɔ́ːi̯.on/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈzo.on/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈzo.on/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈzo.on/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈzo.on/
  • Noun[edit]

    ζῷον (zôionn (genitive ζῴου); second declension

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

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