semi·​di·​vine ˌse-mē-də-ˈvīn How to pronounce semidivine (audio)
: more than mortal but not fully divine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The piece appears to depict Naga — a member of a class of mythical semidivine beings known in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism — surrounded by dozens of people. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semidivine was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Semidivine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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