deity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English deitee, from Anglo-French deité, from Late Latin deitat-, deitas, from Latin deus god; akin to Old English Tīw, god of war, Latin divus god, dies day, Greek dios heavenly, Sanskrit deva heavenly, god Date: 14th century 1. a. the rank or essential nature of a god ; divinity b. capitalized god 1, Supreme Being 2. a god or goddess <
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3. one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful

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  • Deity — • This article is confined to the non Christian notion of the Deity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Deity     Deity     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Deity — De i*ty (d[=e] [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Deities} (d[=e] [i^]*t[i^]z). [OE. deite, F. d[ e]it[ e], fr. L. deitas, fr. deus a god; akin to divus divine, Jupiter, gen. Jovis, Jupiter, dies day, Gr. di^os divine, Zey s, gen. Dio s, Zeus, Skr. d[=e]va… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deity — [dē′ə tē] n. [ME deite < OFr deité < LL(Ec) deitas, divinity (after L divinitas) < L deus, god < IE * deiwos, god < base * dei , to gleam, shine > Sans deva, god, L dies, day, divus, god] 1. the state of being a god; divine… …   English World dictionary

  • deity — c.1300, divine nature; late 14c., a god, from O.Fr. deité, from L.L. deitatem (nom. deitas) divine nature, coined by Augustine from L. deus god, from PIE *deiwos (see ZEUS (Cf. Zeus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deity — [n] god, worshiped being celestial, celestial being, creator, divine being, divinity, goddess, godhead, idol, immortal, supreme being; concepts 368,370 …   New thesaurus

  • deity — ► NOUN (pl. deities) 1) a god or goddess. 2) divine status, quality, or nature. ORIGIN Latin deitas, from deus god …   English terms dictionary

  • Deity — For other uses, see List of deities and Names of God. Part of a series on God …   Wikipedia

  • Deity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 Deity Deity Divinity Sgm: N 1 Godhead Godhead Godship Sgm: N 1 Omnipotence Omnipotence Providence =>(Quality of being divine) GRP: N Quality of being divine Sgm: N Qua …   English dictionary for students

  • deity — /dee i tee/, n., pl. deities. 1. a god or goddess. 2. divine character or nature, esp. that of the Supreme Being; divinity. 3. the estate or rank of a god: The king attained deity after his death. 4. a person or thing revered as a god or goddess …   Universalium

  • deity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful, supreme ▪ lesser, minor ▪ one of the minor Greek deities ▪ benevolent ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • deity — UK [ˈdeɪətɪ] / UK [ˈdiːətɪ] / US [ˈdɪətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms deity : singular deity plural deities a god …   English dictionary

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