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Headword: *bi/os
Adler number: beta,292
Translated headword: life
Vetting Status: high
When paroxytone[1] it has 4 meanings. But bio/s [is] the string of a bow.[2]
Greek Original:
*bi/os: shmai/nei d# parocuto/nws. *bio\s de\ tou= to/cou h( neura/.
[1] That is, with an acute accent on the penultimate; cf. beta 293, beta 294, beta 295. A commentary on Dionysius Thrax reports four meanings: wealth, being alive, one's habit of life, and the time necessary for learning. Scholia on Euripides and Aristophanes give the number as five and six respectively.
[2] (Same spelling but accented on the final syllable.) For this term, defined thus, see also other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and Homer, Iliad 4.125 with scholion.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 21 June 2003@12:46:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 22 June 2003@06:44:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 28 May 2012@08:11:08.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 17 June 2012@02:29:20.
Catharine Roth (more coding) on 3 April 2015@00:38:36.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 20 February 2016@01:19:26.


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