θαῦμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₂u- (whence θεάομαι (theáomai), θῆβος (thêbos), θήγεια (thḗgeia)), extension of *dʰeh₂-, whence with other extensions are θάμβος (thámbos) (< *dʰh₂n̥bʰos), τάφος (táphos) (< *dʰh₂bʰos), θώψ (thṓps) (< *dʰoh₂ps), τέθηπα (téthēpa) (< *dʰedʰeh₂pm̥).

Beekes speculates these as Pre-Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

θαῦμᾰ (thaûman (genitive θαύμᾰτος); third declension

  1. a wonder, marvel, something strange
    1. (in the plural) jugglers' tricks
  2. the feeling of wonder, astonishment

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: θαύμα (thávma)

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