godhead

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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.

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godhead (countable and uncountable, plural godheads)

  1. Divinity or godhood, divine essence or nature.
    1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Romans 1:20:
    For the inuisible things of him from the Creation of the world, are clearely seene, being vnderstood by the things that are made, euen his eternall Power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse: (θειότης in Greek)
  2. God.
    1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Colossians 2:9:
    For in him dwelleth all the fulneſſe of the Godhead bodily. (θεότης in Greek)
  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."

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