I'm new to this forum. I am typing out an essay in a Masonic periodical, from the late 1800's, and the author uses the occasional Greek word. I've been able to figure out most, but I can't seem to get this one. If you need it in context, here's a sample…
"Some writers treat him as a [Mythos] altogether. Be this as it may, Hermes has been asserted, and held alike in East and West, to be the Father of all occult and mysterious, primeval and religious lore, whether as possessed by the θεδιδακτοι or contained in those antediluvian pillars of brass or brick to which our Guild Legends refer."
If this isn't considered ancient Greek, I apologize in advance.