Definitions

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  • noun The name of a god.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek θεός (theos, "god") + ὄνομα (onoma, "name").

Examples

  • The theonym was then loaned into Old Latin during the Orientalization Period where it subsequently acquired a reduplicated form Marmart-.

    Getting the origins of Mars and Vulcan right

  • As I was doing my daily perusal of Google Books, I came across The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World1 with a table of reconstructed Indo-European deities, therein claiming that the theonym Mars may be derived from an Indo-European root *Māwort- c.f.

    Getting the origins of Mars and Vulcan right

  • Sanskrit Marutas and that the theonym Vulcan may stem from *Wĺ̥keh₂nos.

    Getting the origins of Mars and Vulcan right

  • As I was doing my daily perusal of Google Books, I came across The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World1 with a table of reconstructed Indo-European deities, therein claiming that the theonym Mars may be derived from an Indo-European root *Māwort- c.f.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Sanskrit Marutas and that the theonym Vulcan may stem from *Wĺ̥keh₂nos.

    Archive 2008-11-01

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