From god + -ship.
godship (usually uncountable, plural godships)
- (humorous, with 'his', 'her', 'your', &c.) A term of address to a deity.
- 1533, Thomas Heywood, The Play of the Wether, sig. Bii:
- Yf it please your gracyous godshyp.
- 1994, Dustin Griffin, Satire, p. 86:
- The gods, addressed without ceremony in Juvenal as vos... become ‘Your Godships’.
- Synonym of divinity: the state, position, or fact of being a god.
- 1592, Lancelot Andrewes, Wonderfull Combate, vi, f. 78v:
- Because there was a Godship, a higher degree than hers, she was not content.
- 2003 August 4, New Yorker, p. 79:
- Emerson's vision of man coming into his godship through the conquest of nature reads suspiciously like an apology for westward expansion.