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βίος, i. e. not animal life (ζωή), but a course of life, manner of living, Lat. vita, Od., etc.; in pl., τίνες καὶ πόσοι εἰσὶ βίοι; Plat., Hdt., Plat.
II.a living, livelihood, means of living, substance, Lat. victus, Hes., Soph., etc.; τὸν βίον ποιεῖσθαι ἀπό τινος to make one's living of a thing, Thuc., etc.
III.a life, biography, as those of Plut.

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