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; one who rejected the gods worshipped by the wider society.
    • 45 B.C.E., Cicero, De natura deorum, 1.63
      quid Diagoras atheos qui dictus est []
      Diagoras, who is called an atheist, []

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative atheos atheī
Genitive atheī atheōrum
Dative atheō atheīs
Accusative atheon atheōs
Ablative atheō atheīs
Vocative athee atheī

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: ateu
  • English: atheist
  • French: athée
  • Galician: ateo
  • Italian: ateo
  • Portuguese: ateu
  • Spanish: ateo

References[edit]

  • atheos in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • atheos in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • atheos in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016