Dorotheus[pronunciation?] or Dorotheos is a male given name from GreekDōrótheos (Δωρόθεος), meaning "God's Gift", from δῶρον (dōron), "gift" + θεός (theós), "god". Its feminine counterpart is Dorothea, (Dorothy). Theodore means the same, with the root words in reverse order. The earliest form of the word δῶρον is the Mycenaean Greekdo-ra, meaning "gifts", written in Linear B syllabic script; the feminine form Theodora is also attested in Linear B as 𐀳𐀃𐀈𐀨, te-o-do-ra.