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Ζεῦς (Διεύς, root διϝ), gen. Διός, dat. Διί, acc. Δία, voc. Ζεῦ, also gen. Ζηνός, dat. Ζηνί, acc. Ζῆνα): Zeus (Diespiter, Juppiter; cf. Ζεῦ πάτερ, Il. 3.320), the son of Cronos and the father of gods and men, god of the lightning, the clouds and weather, of time itself, hence ὑψίζυγος, αἰθέρι ναίων, Διὸς ὄμβρος, Διὸς ἑνιαυτοί, εὐρύοπα, ἐρίγδουπος πόσις Ἥρης, αἰγίοχος, ὑψιβρεμέτης, νεφεληγερέτα, κελαινεφής, στεροπηγερέτα, τερψικέραυνος, ἀστεροπητής, ἀργικέραυνος, ἐριβρεμέτης. Zeus is the sender of portents, and the shaper of destiny, πανομφαῖος, Διὸς τάλαντα, etc.; he is the protector of kings, of suppliants, of house and court, and he presides over the fulfilment of oaths, διοτρεφεῖς, διογενεῖς βασιλῆες, Ζεὺς ξείνιος, ἱκετήσιος, ἑρκεῖος. The original meaning of the root of the word is the brightness of the sky, afterwards personified; cf. δῖος, Lat. sub divo.
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