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From Middle English godhede, equivalent to god +‎ -head(-hood). First attested in the Ancrene Riwle (ca. 1225); compare godhood and Dutch godheid as well as German Gottheit.


godhead (plural godheads)

  1. divinity or godhood, divine essence or nature
    1611, Bible (KJV), Colossians 2:9:
    For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
  2. God
  3. (rare) any deity or idol
  4. an admired or influential person or entity
    • 2007 June, Gregory Mone, “Invention: A New Breed of Mouse”, in Popular Science[1], volume 270, number 6, page 56:
      He pauses, as if hesitant to mention the godhead of computer design aloud, and adds, "Maybe even something Apple would be interested in."