Deity

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

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

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

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

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

    English dictionary

  • 12 deity — deify, deity The pronunciations preferred now in the COD (2006 edition) are day rather than the traditional dee , although the latter persists in more conservative circles. The Deity (= God), is spelt with a capital initial …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 deity — Synonyms and related words: Aides, Aidoneus, Amen Ra, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Ares, Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Astraea, Athena, Atropos, Baal, Bellona, Bragi, Cailleac, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Cerberus, Ceres, Charon,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 deity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Divine nature Nouns 1. (nature of God) Deity, Divinity; Godhead, Godship; Omnipotence, Providence; anima mundi. 2. (God s names) a. God, Lord; Jehovah, Yahweh, Jah, JHVH, Tetragrammaton, Adonai, Elohim,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 deity — [14] Deity comes via Old French deite from late Latin deitās ‘godhood, divinity’, a derivative of Latin deus ‘god’. This traces its ancestry back to Indo European *deiwos, which has links with other words meaning ‘sky’ and ‘day’ and probably… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 deity — [[t]de͟ɪɪtɪ, AM di͟ː [/t]] deities N COUNT: usu with supp A deity is a god or goddess. [FORMAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 17 deity — [ deɪɪti, di:ɪ ] noun (plural deities) 1》 a god or goddess (especially in a polytheistic religion).     ↘(the Deity) the creator and supreme being. 2》 divine status, quality, or nature. Origin ME: from OFr. deite, from eccles. L. deitas, from… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 Deity — noun formal the Deity God …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 deity — noun everyone cracked up when Coolidge said she worshiped a deity named Grover Syn: god, goddess, divine being, supreme being, divinity, immortal; creator, demiurge; godhead …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 deity — n 1.(cap.)God, God Almighty, the Almighty, the Godhead, Divine Being, the Deity, Providence, Holy One; God the Father, Divine Father, Our Father; Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah; the Supreme Being, Supreme Goodness, the Ail Powerful, the Omnipotent, the… …

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