Theotokos

noun
Theo·​to·​kos | \ ˌthē-ə-ˈtō-(ˌ)kōs How to pronounce Theotokos (audio) , ˌthā-, -kəs How to pronounce Theotokos (audio) \

Definition of Theotokos

First Known Use of Theotokos

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Theotokos

borrowed from Late Greek theotókos, originally as adjective, "giving birth to God, being the mother of God," from Greek theo- theo- + -tokos "giving birth (to or in the manner specified)," adjective derivative of tókos "childbirth, act of giving birth (to animals), offspring" — more at dystocia

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“Theotokos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Theotokos. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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