a combining form meaning “god,” used in the formation of compound words: theocrat.
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Did You Know How This Word Was Formed?Words are funny things. Here are some that might not mean what you thought ... at least when they were originally formed.
- thenard's blue,
- theobald, lewis,
Also especially before a vowel, the-.
Origin of theo-
< Greek, combining form of theós
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before a vowel the-
indicating God or godstheology
Word Origin for theo-
from Greek theos god
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