θεός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *tʰehós, a thematicization of Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s, s-suffixed noun derived from *dʰeh₁- ‎(to do, to put, to place). Cognate with Phrygian δεως ‎(deōs, to the gods), Old Armenian դիք ‎(dikʿ, pagan gods) and Latin fēriae ‎(festival days), fānum ‎(temple) and fēstus ‎(festive).

Despite its superficial similarity in form and meaning, the word is not etymologically related to Latin deus, which comes from a completely different root.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
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Adjective[edit]

θεός ‎(theós)

  1. divine (used only in comparative: θεώτερος ‎(theṓteros))

Noun[edit]

θεός ‎(theósm, f ‎(genitive θεοῦ); second declension

  1. a deity, a god, God
  2. title of a ruler
  3. sometimes feminine (ἡ θεός): a goddess

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References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 540f
  1. ^ Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 1

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek θεός ‎(theós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [θe̞ˈo̞s]
  • Hyphenation: θε‧ός

Noun[edit]

θεός ‎(theósm ‎(plural θεοί, feminine θεά)

  1. god

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