Theonyms (Names of Gods)
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Abstract

Greek theonyms (: divine names) may be classified according to their origin into the following categories: names of Indo-European heritage, names which constitute innovations of Greek, names that were borrowed into Greek and underwent reinterpretation, and names which are direct borrowings from other languages.

Greek theonyms (i.e., divine names) may be classified accord…

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Václav Blažek, “Theonyms (Names of Gods)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 27 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000541>
First published online: 2013



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