Definition of Theia

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the Titaness who was mother of Helios and Selene and Eos in ancient mythology.

Exact synonyms: Thea
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Titaness

Definition of Theia

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) A Titan, the sister and wife of Hyperion. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astronomy) A Mars-sized object that may have collided with Earth to produce the moon. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theia

The Strip
The Troubles
The Virgin
Theden's method
Theile's canal
Theile's glands
Theile's muscle
Theiler's disease
Theiler's mouse encephalomyelitis virus
Theiler's original virus
Theiler's virus
Theileria bovis
Theileria felis
Theileria hirci
Theileria lawrencei
Theileria mutans
Theileria orientalis

Literary usage of Theia

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1. The Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy by Thomas Keightley (1854)
"Pindar extols theia as the bestower of wealth on mortals". The interpretation given by the ... Helios was the son of Hyperion by theia, or according to a ..."

2. The Sorry Tale: A Story of the Time of Christ by Patience Worth, Pearl Lenore Pollard Curran, Casper Salathiel Yost (1917)
"And theia spake: "Hark, Simeon, leave thou to theia the fruit thou bearest ... theia offereth thee of fruits." And Mary harked and smiled but made no word. ..."

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