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deity

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noun, de·i·ty \ˈdē-ə-tē, ˈdā-\

Simple Definition of deity

  • : a god or goddess

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deity

plural deities

  1. 1 a :  the rank or essential nature of a god :  divinity b capitalized :  god 1, supreme being

  2. 2 :  a god or goddess <the deities of ancient Greece>

  3. 3 :  one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful

Examples of deity in a sentence

  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

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DEITY Defined for Kids

deity

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noun de·i·ty \ˈdē-ə-tē, ˈdā-\

Definition of deity for Students

plural deities

  1. 1 cap :  god 1

  2. 2 :  god 2, goddess <Roman deities>





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