divinity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French divinité, from Latin divinitas

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Noun[edit]

divinity (countable and uncountable, plural divinities)

  1. (uncountable) The state, position, or fact of being a god or God. [from 14th c.]
    • Shakespeare
      They say there is divinity in odd numbers.
  2. (countable) Synonym of deity.
    You may leave out where you live and use either initials or an alias, since gods, buddhas and other divinities look only at our hearts.
  3. A celestial being inferior to a supreme God but superior to man.
    • Cheyne
      God... employing these subservient divinities...
  4. (uncountable) The study of religion or religions.
    Harvard Divinity School has been teaching theology since 1636.
  5. A type of confectionery made with egg whites, corn syrup, and white sugar.

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