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ζωή ( ζωιή (prob. an error) SIG577.34 (Milet., iii/ii B.C.)), Dor. ζωά : Ion. and poet. ζόη , Hdt.1.32, Herod.10.4, S.Fr.556, etc. (v. infr.), cf. IG9(1).86 (Hyampolis), Dor. ζόα : Aeol. ζοΐα Theoc. 29.5: :—
A.living, i.e. one's substance, property, “ γάρ οἱ ζ. γ᾽ ἦν ἄσπετοςOd.14.96; τοὶ δὲ ζωὴν ἐδάσαντο ib.208; “κατὰ ζωὴν φαγέειν16.429; τὴν ζόην ποιέεσθαι or καταστήσασθαι ἀπὸ or ἐκ . . to get one's living by . . , Hdt.8.105, cf. 2.36, Arist.HA608b21; “ἐξ ἁλόςTheoc.Beren. 2.
2. after Hom., life, existence, opp. death, Tyrt.15.5, Pi.N.8.36, etc.; θανάτου πέρι καὶ ζωᾶς ib.9.29; “οὐδὲν γὰρ ἄλγος οἷον πολλὴ ζόηS.Fr.556; ζόας ζωᾶς codd.) “βιοτάE.HF664 (lyr.); “τοῦ βίου ζωήPl. Ti.44c; “ τῆς ζ. χρόνοςSIG1210 (Calymna), etc.: as a term of affection, ζωή mylife! Juv.6.195: pl., “ζόαιA.Fr.99.13; “ζωαίLXXPs.62(63).3(4); μετὰ τὴν μίαν ζ. πολλαὶ ζ. Dam.Pr.100; “αἱ τῆς ψυχῆς ζ. καὶ δυνάμειςIamb.Comm.Math.3.
3. way of life, “ζόην ἔζωον τὴν αὐτήνHdt. 4.112, cf. 114.
II. ζωή,= “γραῦς11, the scum on milk, Eust.906.52; ζόη: τὸ ἐπάνω τοῦ μέλιτος, Hsch. [The form ζόη (paroxyt.) is required by the metre in trimeters in S.Fr.556, E.Hec.1108, and in lyrics S. Fr.592, E.Med.976, al., ζωή never: ζόη in other Poets, Call.Fr.114, Theoc.Ep.18.9, Herod.10.4.] (For the root, cf. ζῶ: fancifully connected with ζέω and ζητέω, Dam.Pr.81: in signf. 11 ζόη prob. fr. ζέω.)
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