See also: θείος

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Ancient GreekEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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

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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