ζῷον

See also: ζῶον

Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Hellenic *ďṓyyon, from Pre-Hellenic *gʷyōwyon, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃w-y-om, from *gʷíh₃weti (to live). Cognate with βίος (bíos, life). Compare Avestan 𐬘𐬫𐬁𐬌𐬙𐬌 (jyāiti), Proto-Slavic *gojь (life), Old Armenian կեամ (keam).

Pronunciation

 

Noun

ζῷον (zôion) n (genitive ζῴου); second declension

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

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