See also: $DEITY
- deitie (obsolete)
From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdiː.ɪ.tɪ/, /ˈdeɪ.ɪ.tɪ/, /ˈdeɪ̯ə.tɪ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdi.ə.ti/, [ˈdi.ə.ɾi], /ˈdeɪ.ə.ti/, [ˈdeɪ.ə.ɾi]
- Hyphenation: de‧i‧ty
deity (countable and uncountable, plural deities)
- Synonym of divinity: the state, position, or fact of being a god. [from 14th c.]
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book III, Canto X”, in The Faerie Queene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC, page 4:
- Thou seest all, yet none at all sees thee: / All that is by the working of thy Deitee.
- A supernatural divine being; a god or goddess. [from 14th c.]
- 2000, Kenneth Seeskin, Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 23:
- The crux of monotheism is not only belief in a single deity but belief in a deity who is different from everything else.
- (a god): See Thesaurus:god
divinity — see divinity
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Translations to be checked
- ^ The American Heritage Book of English Usage: A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1996, →ISBN.