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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

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /deː.nós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /diˈnos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ðiˈnos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ðiˈnos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ðiˈnos/
  • 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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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek δεινός (deinós).

    PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): /ðiˈnos/
    • Hyphenation: δει‧νός

    AdjectiveEdit

    δεινός (deinósm

    1. terrible, horrible, fearful, astounding
    2. skillful

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