See also: díva, divã, Diva, and дива

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Etymology

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From Italian diva (diva, goddess), from Latin dīva (goddess), female of dīvus (divine, divine one; notably a deified mortal), from Old Latin deivā, from Proto-Italic *deiwā (goddess), feminine of *deiwos (god), from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god).

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diva (plural dive or divas)

  1. Any female celebrity, usually a well known singer or actress. [from the 19th c.]
  2. (slang, derogatory, informal) A person who may be considered or who considers herself (or by extension, himself) much more important than others, has high expectations of others, and who is extremely demanding and fussy when it comes to personal privileges.

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “diva”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Catalan

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From Latin dīva (goddess).

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diva f (plural dives, masculine divo)

  1. (obsolete) goddess
    Synonym: deessa
  2. diva

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Dutch

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Borrowed from Italian diva (goddess), from Latin diva, feminine form of divus.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdi.vaː/
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  • Hyphenation: di‧va

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diva f (plural diva's, diminutive divaatje n)

  1. A diva.

French

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Etymology

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From Italian, from Latin, the feminine form of dīvus (divine one; deified mortal).

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diva f (plural divas)

  1. a diva

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Italian

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Etymology

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From Latin, the feminine form of divus (divine one; notably deified mortal).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdi.va/
  • Rhymes: -iva
  • Hyphenation: dì‧va

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diva f (plural dive)

  1. (acting) a star (female, especially a singer or actress)
    Synonym: (informal) dea
  2. (poetic) a goddess
    Synonym: dea
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Latin

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Etymology 1

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From Old Latin deivā, from Proto-Italic *deiwā (goddess), feminine of *deiwos (god), from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god) (whence dīvus and deus). See also dea.

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dīva f (genitive dīvae, masculine dīvus); first declension

  1. goddess, deity
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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dīva dīvae
Genitive dīvae dīvārum
Dative dīvae dīvīs
Accusative dīvam dīvās
Ablative dīvā dīvīs
Vocative dīva dīvae
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  • Catalan: diva
  • Italian: diva (see there for further descendants)

Etymology 2

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diva

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of dīvum (sky, open air)

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dīva

  1. inflection of dīvus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

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dīvā

  1. ablative feminine singular of dīvus

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  • diva”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • diva”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • diva”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

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From Italian diva.

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diva f (definite singular divaa, indefinite plural divaer, definite plural divaene)

  1. a diva

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Etymology 1

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diva

  1. feminine singular of divo

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diva f (plural divas)

  1. diva
  2. a role model, someone to be looked up to
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diva

  1. inflection of divar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish ديبا (diba), from Persian دیبا (dêbâ).

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  • IPA(key): /dǐːʋa/
  • Hyphenation: di‧va

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díva f (Cyrillic spelling ди́ва)

  1. Alternative form of díba (gold-damascened silk brocade)

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Spanish

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdiba/ [ˈd̪i.β̞a]
  • Rhymes: -iba
  • Syllabification: di‧va

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diva f (plural divas, masculine divo, masculine plural divos)

  1. diva

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diva

  1. feminine singular of divo

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Swedish

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diva c

  1. a diva, a prima donna (famous person with annoying manners)
    Vilken jäkla diva
    What a bloody diva

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Declension of diva 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative diva divan divor divorna
Genitive divas divans divors divornas

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Turkish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian diva (diva, goddess), from Latin dīva (goddess), female of dīvus (divine, divine one; notably a deified mortal).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdi.va/
  • Hyphenation: di‧va

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diva (definite accusative divayı, plural divalar)

  1. diva (female celebrity)

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