θεῖος

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek θεός ‎(theós, god). Equivalent to Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s-yo-, from *dʰéh₁s. Cognate with Latin fēriae.

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

θεῖος ‎(theîos)

  1. of or from the gods or God, divine
  2. belonging or sacred to a god, holy
  3. super-human (used of heroic figures)
  4. Imperial

NounEdit

θεῖος ‎(theîos)

  1. Divinity
  2. (plural) the acts of the gods

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- ‎(to suck). Confer Ancient Greek θῆλυς ‎(thêlus, female), θηλή ‎(thēlḗ, teat), τίτθη ‎(títthē, nurse), τήθη ‎(tḗthē, grandmother).

NounEdit

θεῖος ‎(theîos)

  1. the brother of one's father or mother, uncle

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Gerhard Köbler, Indogermanisches Wörterbuch, p. 232 LSJ

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