Rev. Charles H. Pridgeon may have claimed that θεῖον and θείον are the same word, but that doesn't make it a lexical fact. Greek does distinguish words by their accents. 22.214.171.124 17:24, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
- Irrespective of the correct Greek root, there is fairly wide usage in English-language theological literature of "theion", which is derived from the Greek. bd2412 T 00:38, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
The Ancient Greek word θεῖον needs a circumflex, that's obvious to me. On the other hand the demotic word for sulfur is θείο. So, θείον is the katharevousa form of θείο and it is still used as a learned form meaning divine, God. Babiniotis Dictionary of Modern Greek has two entries: 1) θείο: sulfur 2) θείο(ν): God. --flyax 12:10, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
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It needs to be decided what language this entry is: English, Greek, Ancient Greek. As far as I can tell, it's not Ancient Greek (θεῖον does exist, which I'll attempt to create shortly). The word was originally in English, but listed as Greek. It was then moved to a location with Greek characters, but all of the quotations are of an English word. Perhaps both exist and should both be created. Atelaes 18:07, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
- The entry name does not match the included citation forms. Any content from this article worth preserving should be merged into θεῖον, which seems to be the article the author intended to create. --EncycloPetey 03:54, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
- Well, I could be wrong (I'm no mindreader), but I believe that bd2412 may have been genuinely trying to create an English article. I don't believe that it should be created, because it's simply a transliteration of the Greek word (and in all the Google Book cites I looked at, was evidently so). I am curious, however, about the accentuation which Widsith switched it to. Was it simply a mistake, or is this a modern Greek equivalent? In any case, I think I'll use the second quote from this entry on θεῖον, as I've been itching to try out the citation format for the Ancient Greek words. On a side note, I find it slightly humorous that godly and brimstone are the same word. :-). Atelaes 05:11, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
- I believe that all, or virtually all, Greek dictionaries show the polytonic accents, but people actually write only with the acute and the diaeresis. It’s a little like English dictionaries inserting points or hyphens to show hyphenation, but people don’t actually write them. Or Italian dictionaries, which not only put an accent on every word, but also use some special letters to indicate some sounds such as "zh" ... but people know to write with accents only on certain words, and only the regular Latin alphabet is used. —Stephen 16:28, 28 February 2007 (UTC)