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Usually compared to Sanskrit धी (dhī́), ध्यान (dhyāna), Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬨𐬀𐬥 (daēman), and other similar forms, ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeyh₂-. May have been first Proto-Hellenic *tʰāwéomai/*tʰāwáomai, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₂w-. Forte suggests that *dʰeyh₂- and *dʰeh₂w- are both variants of a more basic Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₂-, while Beekes takes the word and its relatives as Pre-Greek.[1] See θαῦμα (thaûma) for more.

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θεάομαι (theáomai) (Attic, Koine)

  1. to view, watch, observe, gaze
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 24.418–419:
      θηοῖό κεν αὐτὸς ἐπελθὼν / οἷον ἐερσήεις κεῖται
      thēoîó ken autòs epelthṑn / hoîon eersḗeis keîtai
      You would marvel, if you came over yourself, / at how fresh-looking he lies.
  2. to contemplate
  3. to review

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References edit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) “θέα”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 536

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