Deus etymology

Latin word Deus comes from Proto-Indo-European *dyeu-, Proto-Indo-European *di-, and later Proto-Indo-European *deywós (God.)

Detailed word origin of Deus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dyeu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*di- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*deywós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) God.
*deiwos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) God, deity.
deiuos Old Latin (itc-ola)
*dẹ̄vos Latin (lat)
Deus Latin (lat) God (in a Judeo-Christian context).

Words with the same origin as Deus

Descendants of *dyeu-
dea dei deus diem dies dis diu dum edepol hodie interdum quamdiu