god·​head | \ ˈgäd-ˌhed How to pronounce godhead (audio) \

Definition of godhead

1 : divine nature or essence
2 capitalized
b : the nature of God especially as existing in three persons used with the

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Examples of godhead in a Sentence

in some cultures, the ruler of the people has godhead and is worshipped accordingly most Christians believe that there are three separate persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—that make up the Godhead
Recent Examples on the Web The go-to collaborator of some of hip-hop's brainiest underground heroes (Freddie Gibbs, late greats MF Doom and J Dilla), Jackson has shaped his latest standalone LP with the help of another studio godhead, Four Tet. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 23 June 2021 Then, after two weeks of impassioned social media debate, ’70s movie godhead Francis Ford Coppola waded into the fray. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Oct. 2019 Christianity also shares a certain kind of internal division with Hinduism, over whether and in what ways the godhead is unitary or multiple. Andrew Stark, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2018 If his supporters managed to ignore the white working-class godhead Bruce Springsteen, who has any hope of reaching them? Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 7 May 2018 Scattered throughout the new expansion are artworks by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone and art-furniture godhead Wendell Castle. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, 21 Dec. 2017 This answer is pantheist, animist, with self and godhead as terminals on a vital circuit. John Timpane, Philly.com, 14 Dec. 2017 Emerson had prodded Thoreau to look through nature—not at it—in order to perceive the godhead. Longreads, 13 July 2017 Paul Thomas Anderson has not lost a single golden fleck of godhead status or critical stature, even if things have gotten a little poky at the box office. James Wolcott, HWD, 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of godhead

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for godhead

Middle English godhed, from god + -hed -hood; akin to Middle English -hod -hood

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6 Jul 2021

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“Godhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godhead. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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