noun, often capitalized
god·​dess-ship | \ -də(sh)ˌship, -dəsˌsh- \

Definition of goddess-ship

: goddesshood used with preceding possessive pronoun in all thy perfect goddess-ship— Lord Byronher Goddess-ship approves the air— Thomas Moore

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First Known Use of goddess-ship

1675, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goddess-ship

goddess + -ship

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“Goddess-ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goddess-ship. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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