atheos

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄθεος (átheos, godless, without a god).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

atheos m (genitive atheī); second declension

  1. an atheist, term applied to those who thought to reject the gods worshipped by the larger society.
    • 45 BCE, Cicero, De natura deorum, 1.63
      quid Diagoras atheos qui dictus est []
      Diagoras, who is called an atheist, []

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative atheos atheī
genitive atheī atheōrum
dative atheō atheīs
accusative atheon
atheum
atheōs
ablative atheō atheīs
vocative athee atheī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • atheos in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • atheos” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • atheos in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016