Thanks Sara. I'm recapping the Deiphobe part of your post with mine
and sending in both under the heading "Deiphobe's name" to make things
easy to find in the archives (if they ever become available again.)
Sara Trevisan wrote:
> Just one more thing -- I checked my Rocci dictionary of Ancient Greek
> to Italian from my high school years. Anyway, "daiphòbos" (adj) means
> "the one who frightens (his foes)" -- "dai-" (the Doric form for
> "dei") comes from the adjective "deios" ("hostile" > as a noun "oi
> deioi" = the enemies), whereas "phobos" comes from "phobéo" (which
> means "to frighten").
Earlier Rick Parker wrote:
> The webpage
> shows some names starting with "Dei" and associated with "dread."
> That makes makes me believe that Deiphobe means 'one who drives away fear'
> as stated on this webpage: