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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/17/2012
Latinized form of Greek Oxytheos, which was derived from Greek ὀξύς (oxus) or (oxys) "sharp, keen, pointed, acid(ic)" combined with Greek θεος (theos) "god". This is a very rare name (to us in modern times, at least) in that it has been found on only one inscription (dating from the 3rd century AD), which was dedicated to a Roman soldier named Titus Flavius Oxytheus. See also page 132 of "Die griechischen Personennamen in Rom" by Heikki Solin and page 211 of "Inscriptiones urbis Romae latinae: Pars Prima" by Wilhelm Henzen, G. B. de Rossi and Eugen Bormann.