φύσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From φῠ́ω (phúō, grow) +‎ -σῐς (-sis).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰý.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpʰy.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɸy.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈfy.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈfi.sis/
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  • Noun[edit]

    φῠ́σῐς (phúsisf (genitive φῠ́σεως); 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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