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

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

Deus?  ...
Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva?

Deus?

Or "dio" more likely Italian, not Latin.  ...
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Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva? Thanks, Steve

I suppose 'divus' would be logical. I like 'divo' and 'divvie'. 'Divot' is a close third.

John Dean
Oxford
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Can anyone tell me what the equivalent male term is for Diva? Thanks, Steve

I suppose 'divus' would be logical. I like 'divo' and 'divvie'. 'Divot' is a close third.

Tenor.

Bob Lieblich
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Deus?

Or "dio" more likely Italian, not Latin.

"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
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Or "dio" more likely Italian, not Latin.

"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.

True, but did the OP stipulate an opera context?  ...
"Dio" would indeed be the equivalent, but it is not ... as the opera-god in question is in fact a tenor.

True, but did the OP stipulate an opera context?

No, but are there contexts other than music in which the term is common in English?

Chris Green  ...
True, but did the OP stipulate an opera context?

No, but are there contexts other than music in which the term is common in English?

The term is used in non-opera contexts: pop diva, r'n'b diva, etc.

Peter Duncanson
UK
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