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

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

Deus?

Or "dio" more likely Italian, not Latin.  ...
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John Dean:
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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Robert Lieblich:
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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Christopher Green:
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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MC:
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?  ...
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Christopher Green:
"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  ...
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Peter Duncanson:
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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