diva

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See also: díva, divã, and Diva

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian diva' “diva, goddess”, from Latin diva “goddess”, female of divus “divine, divine one; notably a deified mortal”.

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Noun[edit]

diva (plural dive or divas)

  1. Any female celebrity, usually a well known singer or actress. [from the 19th c.]
  2. A person who may be considered or who considers herself (or by extension himself) much more important than others, has high expectations of others and who is extremely demanding and fussy when it comes to personal privileges.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • diva” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001). [1]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian, from Latin, the feminine form of divus 'divine one; notably deified mortal'

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: di‧va

Noun[edit]

diva f (plural diva's, diminutive divaatje n)

  1. A diva

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian, from Latin, the feminine form of divus 'divine one; notably deified mortal'

Noun[edit]

diva f (plural divas)

  1. A diva

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, the feminine form of divus 'divine one; notably deified mortal'

Noun[edit]

diva f (plural dive)

  1. A goddess, female deity
  2. A star (female, especially a singer or actress)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (goddess): dea

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dīva

  1. nominative feminine singular of dīvus
  2. nominative neuter plural of dīvus
  3. accusative neuter plural of dīvus
  4. vocative feminine singular of dīvus
  5. nominative neuter plural of dīvus

dīvā

  1. ablative feminine singular of dīvus

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

diva f (plural divas)

  1. diva

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