Male Diva?

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Steve:
Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva?

Thanks,
Steve
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MC:
[nq:1]Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva?[/nq]
Deus?
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MC:
[nq:2]Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva?[/nq]
[nq:1]Deus?[/nq]
Or "dio" more likely Italian, not Latin.
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John Dean:
[nq:1]Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva? Thanks, Steve[/nq]
I suppose 'divus' would be logical. I like 'divo' and 'divvie'. 'Divot' is a close third.

John Dean
Oxford
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Robert Lieblich:
[nq:2]Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva? Thanks, Steve[/nq]
[nq:1]I suppose 'divus' would be logical. I like 'divo' and 'divvie'. 'Divot' is a close third.[/nq]
Tenor.

Bob Lieblich
Baritone
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Christopher Green:
[nq:2]Deus?[/nq]
[nq:1]Or "dio" more likely Italian, not Latin.[/nq]
"Dio" would indeed be the equivalent, but it is not used. "Tenorissimo" is sometimes used, so long as the opera-god in question is in fact a tenor.

Chris Green
Tenoraster
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MC:
[nq:2]Or "dio" more likely Italian, not Latin.[/nq]
[nq:1]"Dio" would indeed be the equivalent, but it is not used. "Tenorissimo" is sometimes used, so long as the opera-god in question is in fact a tenor.[/nq]
True, but did the OP stipulate an opera context?
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Christopher Green:
[nq:2]"Dio" would indeed be the equivalent, but it is not ... as the opera-god in question is in fact a tenor.[/nq]
[nq:1]True, but did the OP stipulate an opera context?[/nq]
No, but are there contexts other than music in which the term is common in English?

Chris Green
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Peter Duncanson:
[nq:2]True, but did the OP stipulate an opera context?[/nq]
[nq:1]No, but are there contexts other than music in which the term is common in English?[/nq]
The term is used in non-opera contexts: pop diva, r'n'b diva, etc.

Peter Duncanson
UK
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