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θεῖος1 1 comp. and Sup. θειότερος, -ότατος, θεώτερος being comp. of θεός θεός

1.of or from the gods, sent by the gods, issuing from them, divine, Hom., Hdt., attic; θ. νόσος of a whirlwind, Soph.; θείᾳ τινὶ μοίρᾳ by divine intervention, Xen.; so, θείῃ τύχῃ Hdt.:— appointed of God, βασιλῆες Od.
2.belonging or sacred to a god, in honour of a god, holy, Hom.: under divine protection, δόμος id=Hom.; of heralds and minstrels, id=Hom. θεσπέσιος, ἱερός, Lat. divinus, of anything more than human, wondrous: of heroes, divinely strong, great, beautiful, etc., Hom.; and as a mere mark of respect, excellent, θεῖος ὑφορβός Od.; so, θ. πρήγματα marvellous things, Hdt.; ἐν τοῖσι θειότατον one of the most marvellous things, id=Hdt.; so, at Sparta, θεῖος (or rather σεῖος) ἀνήρ was a title of distinction, Plat., Arist. Subst., θεῖον, ου, τό, the Divine Being, the Divinity, Deity, Hdt., Aesch.
2.θεῖα, τά, divine things, the acts and attributes of the gods, the course of providence, Soph., Ar., etc.: religious observances, Xen.; ἔρρει τὰ θεῖα religion is out of date, Soph.
III.adv. θείως, by divine providence, Xen.; θειοτέρως by special providence, Hdt.

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