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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: dĭ-vīnʹ, IPA(key): /dɪˈvaɪn/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French divin, from Latin dīvīnus (of a god), from divus (god).

AdjectiveEdit

divine (comparative more divine, superlative most divine)

  1. Of or pertaining to a god.
  2. Eternal, holy, or otherwise godlike.
  3. Of superhuman or surpassing excellence.
  4. Beautiful, heavenly.
  5. (obsolete) Foreboding; prescient.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, / Misgave him.
  6. (obsolete, of souls) immortal; elect or saved after death
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i], page 23, column 1:
      Now Thomas Mowbray do I turne to thee,
      And marke my greeting well: for what I ſpeake,
      My body ſhall make good vpon this earth,
      Or my diuine ſoule anſwer it in heauen.
    • 1632, Thomas Heywood, The Iron Age, Part 2:
      (Of that at leaſure) but the bloody ſtage
      On which to act, Generall this night is thine,
      Thou lyeſt downe mortall, who muſt riſe diuine.
    • 1703, Charles Povey, Meditations of a Divine Soul: Or, the Chriſtian’s Guide, Amidſt the Various Opinions of a vain World, page 594:
      Then rouſe up, my Divine Soul, who art ready for Eternal Glory, and bid the World a final A-dieu, with all its fond Deluſions and gilded Baits of Folly: For the time is now at hand, when thou my moſt precious Jewel, muſt launch out into the Deep of Everlaſting Bliſs
  7. Relating to divinity or theology.
    • (Can we date this quote?) South
      church history and other divine learning
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NounEdit

divine (plural divines)

  1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Denham
      Poets were the first divines.
  2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
    • (Can we date this quote?) J. Woodbridge
      The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition.
  3. (often capitalized, with 'the') God or a god, particularly in its aspect as a transcendental concept.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French deviner, from Latin divino.

VerbEdit

divine (third-person singular simple present divines, present participle divining, simple past and past participle divined)

  1. (transitive) To foretell (something), especially by the use of divination.
  2. (transitive) To guess or discover (something) through intuition or insight.
  3. (transitive) To search for (underground objects or water) using a divining rod.
  4. To render divine; to deify.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Spenser
      Living on earth like angel new divined.
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divine

  1. feminine singular of divin

ItalianEdit

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divine

  1. feminine plural of divino

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dīvīnus (of divine origin)

AdverbEdit

dīvīnē (comparative dīvīnius, superlative dīvīnissimē)

  1. prophetically, by divine inspiration
  2. divinely, admirably

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divine

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of divinar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of divinar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of divinar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of divinar.