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deity

noun de·i·ty \ˈdē-ə-tē, ˈdā-\

: a god or goddess

plural de·i·ties

Full Definition of DEITY

1
a :  the rank or essential nature of a god :  divinity
b capitalized :  god 1, supreme being
2
:  a god or goddess <the deities of ancient Greece>
3
:  one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful

Examples of DEITY

  1. <to the ancient Greeks, Zeus was the deity who ruled over the sky and weather, and Poseidon was god of the sea>
  2. <we prayed to the Deity for guidance>

Origin of DEITY

Middle English deitee, from Anglo-French deité, from Late Latin deitat-, deitas, from Latin deus god; akin to Old English Tīw, god of war, Latin divus god, dies day, Greek dios heavenly, Sanskrit deva heavenly, god
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to DEITY

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with DEITY

DEITIES Defined for Kids

deity

noun de·i·ty \ˈdē-ə-tē, ˈdā-\
plural de·i·ties

Definition of DEITY for Kids

1
cap :  god 1
2
:  god 2, goddess <Roman deities>

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