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Origin of the name TIW.
Etymology of the name TIW.
Meaning of the baby name TIW.


TIW.  This is the name of the Eddic god from which the Teutonic race seem to have taken their name, meaning "thunder."  It is the same in Anglo-Saxon.  In Old High German it is Zio.  In Gothic, it would have been TiusThese forms, Tiu-s, Tiw, Tŷ-r, Zio make a series like the similar þiu-s, þeow (þiw), þŷ-r, dio = puer, servus.
     If the idea of our thundergod had somewhat narrow limits, that of Zio lands us in a measureless expanse.  The non-Teutonic cognate [Aryan] languages confront us with a multitude of terms belonging to the root div, which, while enabling us to make up a fuller formula div, tiv, zio, yield the meanings "brightness, sky, day, god".  Of Sanskrit words, dyaus (coelum) stands the closest to the Greek and German gods' names Ζεύς, Tius. (Teutonic Mythology, Grimm-Stallybrass, 1882).  Also see Þorr, and Tŷr.


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