God

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See also: god, gød, gód, and Gód

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Michaelangelo: The Creation

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English God. See god.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

God ‎(plural Gods)

  1. An impersonal and universal spiritual presence or force.
  2. creator of the universe (as in deism).
  3. The (personification of the) laws of nature.

Proper noun[edit]

God ‎(usually uncountable, plural Gods)

  1. The single deity of various monotheistic religions.
    Dawn believes in God, but Willow believes in multiple gods and goddesses.
  2. The single male deity of various bitheistic or duotheistic religions.

Usage notes[edit]

God is often referred to by masculine pronouns, not necessarily implying that the speaker believes God to be male. God is also sometimes referred to by pronouns that begin with a capital letter, as a sign of respect, in many languages written in Latin script. In English, these include He, Him, His and Himself. The use of standard, uncapitalized pronouns is at least equally frequent and is the norm among English Bible translations (including the King James Version).[1] Many Jews follow a prohibition in their tradition against using this term and other equivalents in writing (see G-d).

When describing the Abrahamic deity, the word "God" is capitalized almost without exception, even when preceded by various qualifiers[2]. The term is frequently, but not always, capitalized in more vague, deistic references to a single deity.

English references to God in an Islamic context may use the word "God" or the Arabic "Allah." Though the latter is simply the word for "God" in Arabic, it is often treated as a personal name in English, and is used in English only with reference to Islam.

Synonyms[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://biblehub.com/psalms/18-30.htm
  2. ^ http://biblehub.com/psalms/18-31.htm

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch God.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

God

  1. God

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See god.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

God m

  1. God
    God, neem me mee naar een plek hier ver vandaan. -- Kempi & Willy - Hier Ver Vandaan 2009 [1]
    Oh, mijn God - Oh my god

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English God, see Old English god.

Proper noun[edit]

God ‎(uncountable)

  1. God (the deity of Abrahamic religions)

References[edit]

  • God in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • (2007), “God, n.(1)”, MED Online[2], University of Michigan, retrieved 2015-03-23

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian god, from Proto-Germanic *gudą. More at god.

Noun[edit]

God m

  1. god
  2. God

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English God.

Proper noun[edit]

God

  1. God (Abrahamic monotheistic deity)
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:2 (translation here):
      Tudak i karamapim bikpela wara na spirit bilong God i go i kam antap long en.
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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See god.

Proper noun[edit]

God

  1. God