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EtymologyEdit

From Old French divinité, from Latin divinitas

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈvɪnɪti/
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NounEdit

divinity (countable and uncountable, plural divinities)

  1. (uncountable) The state, position, or fact of being a god or God. [from 14th c.]
  2. (countable) Synonym of deity.
    You may leave out where you live and use either initials or an alias, since gods, buddhas and other divinities look only at our hearts.
  3. A celestial being inferior to a supreme God but superior to man.
    • 1705, Cheyne, George, The Philosophical Principles of Religion Natural and Revealed, volume 1, London, page 4:
      These beings are derogatory from the wisdom and power of the author of nature, who doubtless can govern this machin he cou’d create, by more direct and easie methods, than employing these subservient divinities.
  4. (uncountable) The study of religion or religions.
    Harvard Divinity School has been teaching theology since 1636.
  5. A type of confectionery made with egg whites, corn syrup, and white sugar.

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