Ζεύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Τὸν θεὸν καλέεται Ζεύς.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *dzeus, from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws. Cognate with Sanskrit द्यु (dyú), Latin Iuppiter, Old English Tīw, Hittite 𒅆𒍑 (sius).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /zdeú̯s/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /zeʍs/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /zeɸs/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /zefs/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /zefs/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Ζεύς (Zeúsm (genitive Διός); third declension

    1. Zeus
      Παῦε λέγων, μὰ τὸν Δία
      Paûe légōn, mà tòn Día
      Stop talking, by Zeus
    2. a name of the emperors of Rome
    3. referring to other gods, such as Amun, Baal, Ahura Mazda
      1. (with καταχθόνιος (katakhthónios) or χθόνιος (khthónios)) = Hades

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