θεῖον

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Etymology 1Edit

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θεῖον ‎(theîonn

  1. Neuter nominative singular form of θεῖος ‎(theîos, divine).
    • New Testament, Acts of the Apostles 17.29
      γένος οὖν ὑπάρχοντες τοῦ θεοῦ οὐκ ὀφείλομεν νομίζειν χρυσῷ ἢ ἀργύρῳ ἢ λιθῳ, χαράγματι τέχνης και ἐνθυμήσεως ἀνθρώπου, τὸ θεῖον εἶναι ὅμοιον.
      Literally: offspring therefore being of the god, we should not think to gold or silver or stone formed things of skill and of idea of man, the divine being similar.
      Idimatically: Therefore, since we are God's offspring, we should not consider things of gold or silver or stone, being made by human skill and ingenuity, to be similar to the divine.
  2. (as substantive)
    1. Divinity
    2. (plural) the acts of the gods
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Etymology 2Edit

From earlier θέειον ‎(théeion), *θέϝειον. Usually connected to Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- ‎(smoke, haze), implying an original meaning of "fumigant", the same root as θυμιάω ‎(thumiáō, to burn, smoke).

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NounEdit

θεῖον ‎(theîonn ‎(genitive θείου); second declension qeion theion may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek θεῖον.

  1. Sulfur.
    • 50 CE – 100 CE, The Gospel of Luke 17.29
      ᾗ δὲ ἡμέρᾳ ἐξῆλθεν Λὼτ̓ ἀπὸ Σοδόμων, ἔβρεξεν πῦρ καὶ θεῖον ἀπ' οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἀπώλεσεν πάντας.
      Literally: and to the day departed Lot from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky and destroyed all.
      Idiomatic: And on the day that Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from the heavens and destroyed everyone.

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