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βίος

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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷeih₃w- (to live). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic жити (žiti), Sanskrit जीवति (jīvati), Latin vīvō.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [bíos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [bˈio̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [βˈios]

Noun

βίος (genitive βίου) m, second declension; (bios)

  1. life (often with a positive connotation: the good life)

Inflection

Descendants

References

Strong’s concordance number: G979

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