In terms, bia (LH:13), in Greek: βια (NE:13), translates as "force, strength", albeit, predominately in the sense of violence, presumably against life (bios) (βίος) (NE:282), derived from isopsephy-cipher, themed on the myth of Horus and Set doing battle on the 13th day of each month, Horus killing Set in the end, the way the sun wins out over darkness each night cycle; the number "13" having to do with the "13 full moons" phenomena.
13 full moons
In 2500BC, the Egyptians, in their astronomy, noticed that each century has about 37 years that have "13 full moons", compared to 63 years with 12 full moons, amid which every third or fourth year has 13 full moons. The number 13 was rendered into story form as follows:
- “The 13th day of any month is a bad day. On this day you should do nothing. It is the day when Horus entered battle with Seth.”
- — Immanuel Velikovsky (1950), Worlds in Collision (pg. 81)
In 1200 to 800BC, the period when the Greeks travelled to Egypt to study, the Greek alphabet was developed based on isopsephy word ciphers, according to which the Greek word βια (NE:13), meaning "force, strength", became the secret name of the word "fight or battle", which eventually became rendered in English as bia-lence or "violence", in the sense of the sun (aka Horus) battling darkness or death (aka Set) .
Presumably, this "bia" cipher was also constructed to related to the "bios" cipher? Specifically, firstly, we know that βια (NE:13) is closely related, in letter structure, to βίος (bios) (NE:282), aka "life" in English. Secondly, that "282" derives from the solar magic square, i.e. the sun (or Horus). Third, we know in modern cultural tradition, that thirteen is seen as an omen of bad luck, darkness, death, or suicide. This is the reason why hotels have no floor 13, as nobody will pay to stay on so called day of death floor. Conjecturally, then, it would seem to be likely that some type of geometry or math relation, relates "13" to "282", connecting the moon and the sun?
13th hour | 13th Horus
An alternative etymology, as to why (a) term "bia" is numerically equivalent to the number "13" and why (b) words such as "violence" are etymologically rooted to the prefix bia- (Greek) or via- (Latin), is that the Egyptians believed that after 12-hours of daylight (or hours of Horus shining), the world would be come "dark", and that this so-called "13h hour" (or 13th Horus) was the time when Horus began to engage into "violent" battle with the evil "Set" his step brother.
The following are quotes:
- “The Latins used the V, and so formed vita, vivere, vivax, victus, vicło, vis, vigor, vigeo, and a thousand more; as also the derivatives we have adopted from that language, vivacity, violent, vivid, etc. Vossius [c.1630], able to get no further than the Greek, deduces vita from βιοτη [?]: but βιος (bios), ‘life’; βια (bia), ‘violence’, βιαηοπαι [?], βιοω [?], all come from one primitive, as also Greek ις (Is), the vis of the Latins, ιςχνς, is ιςχνρος, only by suppressing the aspirate.”
- Velikovsky, Immanuel. (1950). Worlds in Collision (pg. 81). Publisher.
- Barry, Kieren. (1999). The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World (pdf) (§:Dictionary of Isopsephy, pgs. 215-271, bia, pg. 218). Weiser.
- 13 (number) – Wikipedia.
- βια (Greek → English) – Google Translate.
- 13 – Wikipedia.
- James V (of Scotland). (c.1540). Two Scottish Poems: the Gaberlunzie-man, and Christ’s Kirk on the Green, with Notes and Observations (notes and observations by John Callander) (pgs. 19-20). Publisher, 1782.
- Bia – Wiktionary.