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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The New Testament Greek word: βιος

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βιος

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βιος

The familiar noun βιος (bios) means life — hence our many English bio-words (such as "biology"), which are nearly all misnomers. Our noun βιος (bios) denotes life in the sense of a lifetime; somebody's daily life and requirements of living (hence one's properly named "biography"). The Greek word that means life as the opposite of death is ζωη (zoe), hence our word "zoo", and one's personal state of being alive (both physically and mentally) is ψυχη (psuche).

Our noun βιος (bios) occurs 11 times in the New Testament, see full concordance, and from it derives the following derivatives:

  • The verb βιοω (bioo), meaning to live or rather to conduct one's living (1 Peter 4:2 only). From this verb comes:
    • The noun βιωσις (biosis), meaning life of the manner in which one lives (Acts 26:4 only). From this noun in turn comes:

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