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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