Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) type genus of the family Zeidae
  2. (noun, person) (Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter

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Synonyms of Zeus

genus zeus

Alternate forms of Zeus

Hypernyms: fish genus

Origin of the word Zeus

  1. supreme god of the ancient Greeks, 1706, from Gk., from PIE *dewos- "god" (cf. L. deus "god," O. Pers. daiva- "demon, evil god," O.C.S. deivai, Skt. deva-), from base *dyeu- "to gleam, to shine;" also the root of words for "sky" and "day" (see diurnal). The god-sense is originally "shining," but "whether as originally sun-god or as ligh… more

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Words that sound like Zeus

z, z-axis, zag, zea, zee, zhou, zig, zig-zag, zigzag, zizz, zoic, zoisia, zoo, zoysia, zu, zweig

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