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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deity, divinity, godhood

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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

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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, "‘Living With the Gods’ Review: The Gang’s All Here," 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, "Can Protest Art Get Its Mojo Back?," 7 May 2018 Scattered throughout the new expansion are artworks by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone and art-furniture godhead Wendell Castle. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Aventura Mall slide is open and free to ride | Miami Herald," 21 Dec. 2017 This answer is pantheist, animist, with self and godhead as terminals on a vital circuit. John Timpane, Philly.com, "'The Color Purple' at the Forrest Theatre: Climbing to a plateau of joy," 14 Dec. 2017 Emerson had prodded Thoreau to look through nature—not at it—in order to perceive the godhead. Longreads, "Late in Life, Thoreau Became a Serious Darwinist," 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, "Trump: The Movie, Coming Soon to a Theater Near You (if Theaters Still Exist)," 19 June 2017 But the late grunge godhead -- who died on Thursday morning (May 18) at age 52 in his Detroit hotel room of a suspected suicide -- was also a master interpreter of popular music. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Chris Cornell's Best Cover Songs: From Michael Jackson to Led Zeppelin & Prince," 18 May 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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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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