δεινός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dweynós, from *dwey- (fear); equivalent to δει- (dei-), the root of δείδω (deídō), +‎ -νος (-nos). Compare δέος (déos). Cognate with Latin dirus, Old Armenian երկն (erkn).

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Adjective[edit]

δεινός (deinósm (feminine δεινή, neuter δεινόν); first/second declension

  1. terrible, horrible, fearful, astounding
  2. (neuter substantive) danger
  3. marvelous, mighty, powerful
  4. wondrous, strange
  5. able, skillful, clever
  6. shamefully timid, cowardly

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