θεῖος

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • θέειος (theeios) (Homeric)
  • θεήϊος (theēïos)
  • θήϊος (thēïos) (Aeolic)
  • θεϊκός (theïkos)
  • θεϊνός (theïnos)

EtymologyEdit

From θεός, "god/God"

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

θεῖος (theios)

  1. of or from the gods or God, divine
  2. belonging or sacred to a god, holy
  3. super-human (used of heroic figures)
  4. Imperial

NounEdit

θεῖος (theios)

  1. Divinity
  2. (plural) the acts of the gods
  3. the brother of one's father or mother, uncle

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Gerhard Köbler, Indogermanisches Wörterbuch, p. 232 LSJ

Last modified on 3 January 2013, at 08:34