Re: Indo-European Studies

Sander van Malssen (
Thu, 13 Jul 1995 01:44:13 GMT (R. Wallace) writes:
> I think not. Our word devil is derived from the Greek diabolos, meaning
> accuser or slanderer, which is used in the septuagint version of the old
> testament to translate the Hebrew word we conventionally render as Satan,
> which has the same meaning. What is cognate with deva is the Greek theos and
> Latin deus, both meaning god.

Almost. Theos isn't related to the others. The only etymology for theos
that I know of links it with Lat. festus (-> Eng. feast), i.e. PIE


Sander van Malssen /