goddess +‎ -ship


goddessship ‎(plural goddessships)

  1. Rare spelling of goddess-ship or goddesship.
    • 1883, Reginald Smith, Life of Lord Lawrence (India), page 106:
      ... the disease altogether, here was an incontestable proof of her goddessship : she had heard their prayer and had saved them from their distress. ...
    • 2000, Elizabeth Hamilton, Memoirs of Modern Philosophers, page 48:
      ... caressing that favourite monkey who acted such a conspicuous part at the Apotheosis of her goddessship at Paris, as hath been already related in the ...
    • 1914, Sinclair Lewis, Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man, page 102:
      "Ph," don't tell me that my presiding goddessship is already."
      "Uh — sure! Now I'm going to be a cruel boss." "Dee-lighted!"

Usage notesEdit

Ordinarily, English does not allow the same letter to occur three times in a row.[1] Accordingly, this term is usually written with a hyphen, as goddess-ship; at other times, one 's' is dropped (resulting in goddesship). As may be seen in the above quotations, however, some authors do write the term with the sss intact. Compare skulllike.


  1. ^ AskOxford FAQ “Are there any English words containing the same letter three times in a row?


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