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θεῖος

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek θεός (theós, god).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

θεῖος (theîos)

  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 (theîos)

  1. Divinity
  2. (plural) the acts of the gods

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck). Confer Ancient Greek θῆλυς (thêlus, female), θηλή (thēlḗ, teat), τίτθη (títthē, nurse), τήθη (tḗthē, grandmother).

NounEdit

θεῖος (theîos)

  1. the brother of one's father or mother, uncle

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Gerhard Köbler, Indogermanisches Wörterbuch, p. 232 LSJ