δέω

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Word-form

δεῖμα

Transliteration (Word)

deima

English translation (word)

fear

Transliteration (Etymon)

deō

English translation (etymon)

to bind

Author

Plutarch

Century

1-2 AD

Source

Idem

Ref.

De superstitione 165d

Ed.

G.N. Bernardakis, Plutarch. Moralia. Leipzig, Teubner, 1889 (2)

Comment

This is basically the old etymology by Chrysippus (see δέος / δέω) applied to a derivative of "fear"

Modern etymology

Derivative of *dwei- "to fear" found in δείδω, δεινός, δειλός, δέος

Persistence in Modern Greek

No

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