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From Middle English godhede, equivalent to god +‎ -head (-hood). First attested in the Ancrene Riwle (ca. 1225); compare godhood and Dutch godheid as well as German Gottheit.

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godhead (countable and uncountable, plural godheads)

  1. Divinity or godhood, divine essence or nature.
  2. God.
  3. (rare) Any deity or idol.
  4. An admired or influential person or entity.
    • 2007 June, Gregory Mone, “Invention: A New Breed of Mouse”, in Popular Science[1], volume 270, number 6, page 56:
      He pauses, as if hesitant to mention the godhead of computer design aloud, and adds, "Maybe even something Apple would be interested in."

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