dea ex machina

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Etymology[edit]

An alteration of Latin deus ex māchinā in English, substituting the masculine or epicene deus(god) with the feminine dea(goddess).

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Noun[edit]

dea ex machina (plural deae ex machina)

  1. A specifically female deus ex machina ; a “goddess from a machine”.

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