θεῖος

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Etymology 1Edit

PIE root
*dʰeh₁-

From Proto-Indo-European *tʰḗhios, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s-yo-, from *dʰéh₁s. Equivalent to θεός ‎(theós, god) +‎ -ιος ‎(-ios, adjectival suffix). Cognate with Latin fēriae.

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AdjectiveEdit

θεῖος ‎(theîosm ‎(feminine θείᾱ, neuter θεῖον); first/second declension

  1. Of or from the gods or God, divine
  2. (religion) Belonging or sacred to a god, holy
  3. Superhuman (used of heroic figures)
  4. Imperial
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Etymology 2Edit

PIE root
*dʰeh₁(y)-

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

NounEdit

θεῖος ‎(theîosm ‎(genitive θείου); second declension

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