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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).

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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

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