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βῐόω, βιοῖ Arist.HA558a20; βιοῦσι Democr.200, Arist.HA576b2; βιοῦν E.Fr.238, etc.; part. βιοῦντες Arist.HA566b24; subj. βιῶσι Emp.15.2: impf. ἐβίουν Hp.Epid.5.48: fut. βιώσομαι E.Alc. 784, Ar.Eq.699, Pl.R.344e, Men.Pk.399; later βιώσω Id.Mon.270, App.BC4.119: aor. 1 ἐβίωσα Hdt.1.163, Pl.Phd.113d, X.Oec.4.18, Arist.HA585a21; but in earlier writers aor. 2 is more used, ὀβίων Isoc.9.71, Is.3.1 codd.; 3sg. imper. βιώτω Il.8.429; subj. βιῶ Pl.Lg.872c; opt. βιῴην Id.Ti.89c, v.l. for βιοίη in Id.Grg.512c; inf. βιῶναι Il.10.174, Aeschin.3.174, etc.; part. βιούς Hdt.9.10, Th.2.53, al.: pf. βεβίωκα Isoc.15.27 and 28, Pl.Phd.113d, etc.:—
Med., βιόομαι Hdt.2.177, Arist.EN1180a17: for aor. Med. v. βιώσκομαι:—
Pass., fut. βιωθήσομαι M.Ant.9.30: pf. βεβίωμαι (v. infr.).—
In early writers pres. and impf. are mostly supplied by ζάω: Hom. has only aor. 2:—
live, pass one's life (opp. ζάω, live, exist), βέλτερον ἢ ἀπολέσθαι ἕνα χρόνον ἠὲ βιῶναι Il.15.511, cf. 10.174; ἄλλος μὲν ἀποφθίσθω, ἄλλος δὲ βιώτω 8.429; βίον βιοῦν Pl.La.188a, etc.; β. παρανόμως, μετρίως, ἐνδόξως, D.22.24, Lys.16.3, Plu.2.145f: with neut. Pron., ἀπ' αὐτῶν ὧ αὐτὸς βεβίωκεν ἄρξομαι ..from the very actions of his own life, D.18.130:—
Pass., τὰ σοὶ κἀμοὶ βεβιωμένα the actions of our life, ib.265, cf. Isoc.15.7, Lys.16.1; τὰ πεπραγμένα καὶ βεβ. D.22.53; τοιούτων ὄντων ἃ τῷ βδελυρῷ τούτῳ ..βεβίωται Id.21.151; ἐπιτηδευμάτων οἷα τούτῳ βεβίωται Id.22.78; ὅ γε βεβιωμένος [βίος] Id.19.200; impers., βεβίωταί [μοι] I have lived, Lat. vixi, Cic.Att.12.2.2, 14.21.3: —
Med. in act. sense, Hdt.2.177, Arist.EN1180a17.

2. survive, ἐβίω καυθείς Hp.Epid.5.16.—
βιόμεσθα (as if from βίομαι) is found h.Ap.528 and 3pl. βίονται Orac. ap. Phleg.Mir.2, cf. βέομαι.