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Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a
Full diacritics: βυβός Medium diacritics: βυβός Low diacritics: βυβός Capitals: ΒΥΒΟΣ
Transliteration A: bybós Transliteration B: bybos Transliteration C: vyvos Beta Code: bubo/s

English (LSJ)

ή, όν,

   A = μεστός, πλήρης, μέγας, Sophr.115.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: adj.
Meaning: = μεστός, πλήρης, μέγας (Sophr. 115 ap. Suid. a. H.).
Derivatives: PN Βύβων Masson, Verbum 18 (1995-6) = OGS III, 319 (Euboea), so the word is old.
Origin: ONOM [onomatopoia, and other elementary formations]
Etymology: Familiar word, from βυνέω (s. v.), βύω, etc., either with reduplication or with -βος. On words in -βός s. Chantr. Form. 261.

Frisk Etymology German

βυβός: {bubós}
Meaning: = μεστός, πλήρης, μέγας (Sophr. 115 aus Suid. u. H.).
Etymology : Familiäre Reduplikationsbildung, mit βύω, βυνέω (s. d.) usw. verwandt. Zu den Wörtern auf -βός s. Chantraine Formation 261. Vgl. Specht Ursprung 264.
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