divine

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See also: Divine and diviné

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dĭ-vīnʹ, IPA(key): /dɪˈvaɪn/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French divin, from Latin dīvīnus (of a god), from divus (god).

Adjective[edit]

divine (comparative more divine, superlative most divine)

  1. Of or pertaining to a god.
  2. Eternal, holy, or otherwise godlike.
  3. Of superhuman or surpassing excellence.
  4. Beautiful, heavenly.
  5. (obsolete) Foreboding; prescient.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, / Misgave him.
  6. Relating to divinity or theology.
    • (Can we date this quote?) South
      church history and other divine learning
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Noun[edit]

divine (plural divines)

  1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Denham
      Poets were the first divines.
  2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
    • (Can we date this quote?) J. Woodbridge
      The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition.
  3. (often capitalized, with 'the') God or a god, particularly in its aspect as a transcendental concept.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French deviner, from Latin divino.

Verb[edit]

divine (third-person singular simple present divines, present participle divining, simple past and past participle divined)

  1. (transitive) To foretell (something), especially by the use of divination.
  2. (transitive) To guess or discover (something) through intuition or insight.
  3. (transitive) To search for (underground objects or water) using a divining rod.
  4. To render divine; to deify.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Spenser
      Living on earth like angel new divined.
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French[edit]

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divine

  1. feminine singular of divin

Italian[edit]

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divine

  1. feminine plural of divino

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dīvīnus (of divine origin)

Adverb[edit]

dīvīnē (comparative dīvīnius, superlative dīvīnissimē)

  1. prophetically, by divine inspiration
  2. divinely, admirably

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divine

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of divinar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of divinar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of divinar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of divinar.