deity

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdiːɪti/, /ˈdeɪɪti/
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Noun[edit]

deity (plural deities)

  1. The state of being a god; divine characteristics, godhead. [from 14th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.10:
      Thou seest all, yet none at all sees thee: / All that is by the working of thy Deitee.
  2. A divine being; a god or goddess. [from 14th c.]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The American Heritage Book of English Usage. A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English. 1996.

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