See also: Θεός

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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *tʰehós, a thematicization of Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s, s-suffixed noun derived from *dʰeh₁-(to do, to put, to place). Cognate with Phrygian δεως(deōs, to the gods), Old Armenian դիք(dikʿ, pagan gods) and Latin fēriae(festival days), fānum(temple) and fēstus(festive).

Despite its superficial similarity in form and meaning, the word is not etymologically related to Latin deus, which comes from a completely different root.[1]

PronunciationEdit

 
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AdjectiveEdit

θεός ‎(theós)

  1. divine (used only in comparative: θεώτερος(theṓteros))

NounEdit

θεός ‎(theósm, f ‎(genitive θεοῦ); second declension

  1. a deity, a god, God
  2. title of a ruler
  3. sometimes feminine (ἡ θεός): a goddess

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 1

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek θεός(theós).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [θe̞ˈo̞s]
  • Hyphenation: θε‧ός

NounEdit

θεός ‎(theósm ‎(plural θεοί, feminine θεά)

  1. god

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