City of God

: new jerusalem , paradise, heaven

Word History

Etymology

translation of Late Latin Civitas Dei, an ideal heavenly city described by Saint Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) †430 early Christian church father in his work De Civitate Dei (The City of God)

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of City of God was in the 14th century

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“City of God.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/City%20of%20God. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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