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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English goddesse, equivalent to god +‎ -ess, formed about 1350. The figurative meaning is first found in Spenser's Shepheardes calender (1579).

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goddess (plural goddesses)

  1. (religion) A female deity.
  2. (figuratively) A woman honored or adored as physically attractive or of superior charm and intelligence.
  3. (figuratively) A woman of substantial authority or influence.

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