Ζεύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Ὁ θεὸς καλέεται Ζεύς.Ho theòs kaléetai Zeús.The god is called Zeus.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *dzéus, whence Mycenaean Greek 𐀇𐀺 (di-wo /diwos/); from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws. Cognate with Sanskrit द्यु (dyú), Latin Iovis (and *Iu- in Iuppiter), Old English Tīw, Hittite 𒅆𒍑 (sius).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲍⲉⲩⲥ (zeus)
  • English: Zeus
  • Greek: Ζευς (Zefs); Δίας (Días)
  • Latin: Zeus
  • Russian: Зевс (Zevs)

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