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θεῖος

θεῖος

See also: θείος

Ancient Greek

Alternative forms

  • θέειος (théeios) Epic
  • θεήϊος (theḗïos) Ionic
  • θήϊος (thḗïos) Aeolic
  • σεῖος (seîos) lac

Pronunciation

 

Adjective

θεῖος (theîos) m (feminine θείᾱ, neuter θεῖον); first/second declension

  1. Of or from the gods or God, divine
  2. (religion) Belonging or sacred to a god, holy
  3. Superhuman (used of heroic figures)
  4. Imperial
Inflection
Synonyms
  • (of the gods): θεϊκός (theïkós), θεϊνός (theïnós)
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Etymology 2

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck). Compare θῆλυς (thêlus, female), θηλή (thēlḗ, teat), τίτθη (títthē, nurse), τήθη (tḗthē, grandmother).

Noun

θεῖος (theîos) m (genitive θείου); second declension

  1. the brother of one's father or mother, uncle
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