φύσις

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰuH-

From φύω ‎(phúō, grow) +‎ -σις ‎(-sis).

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Noun[edit]

φύσις ‎(phúsisf ‎(genitive φύσεως); third declension

  1. origin, birth
  2. nature, quality, property
  3. later, the nature of one's personality: temper, disposition
  4. form, shape
  5. that which is natural: nature
  6. type, kind
  7. Nature, as an entity, especially of productive power
  8. creature

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