δεινός

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dweynós, from *dwey- ‎(fear); equivalent to δει- ‎(dei-), the root of δείδω ‎(deídō), +‎ -νος ‎(-nos). Compare δέος ‎(déos). Cognate with Latin dirus, Old Armenian երկն ‎(erkn).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

δεινός ‎(deinósm ‎(feminine δεινή, neuter δεινόν); first/second declension

  1. terrible, horrible, fearful, astounding
  2. (neuter substantive) danger
  3. marvelous, mighty, powerful
  4. wondrous, strange
  5. able, skillful, clever
  6. shamefully timid, cowardly

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • LSJ
  • BDAG
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
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