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deity Explained

deity at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deity at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.Fr. deite, from L.L. deitatem (nom. deitas) "divine nature," coined by Augustine from L. deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus). ///

deity at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural deities [C] // [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: deite, from Latin deus 'god']// a god or goddess// --the deities of ancient Greece//

deity at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

304 Moby Thesaurus words for "deity":
Aides, Aidoneus, Amen-Ra, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo,
Apollo Musagetes, Ares, Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Astraea,
Athena, Atropos, Baal, Bellona, Bragi, Cailleac, Calliope,
Castilian Spring, Cerberus, Ceres, Charon, Clio, Clotho, Cora,
Cupid, Cynthia, Dame Fortune, Davy, Davy Jones, Decuma, Demeter,
Despoina, Diana, Dike, Dionysos, Dionysus, Dis, Dis pater,
Discordia, Donar, Dylan, Earth, Enyo, Erato, Erebus, Eris, Eros,
Euterpe, Fata, Fates, Faunus, Flora, Fortuna, Frey, Freya, Frigg,
Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Hades, Heaven, Hecate, Hekate, Hel, Helicon,
Helios, Hera, Hermes, Hestia, Hippocrene, Hymen, Hyperion, Indra,
Isis, Juno, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Pluvius,
Jupiter Tonans, Justice, Justitia, Kama, Kore, Lachesis, Loki,
Love, Luna, Mars, Melpomene, Mercury, Minerva, Minos, Moirai,
Morta, Muse, Nemesis, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Nona, Norns,
Oceanid, Oceanus, Odin, Orcus, Osiris, Pan, Parcae, Parnassus,
Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebe, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo,
Pierian Spring, Pierides, Pluto, Polyhymnia, Pomona, Poseidon,
Priapus, Pronuba, Proserpina, Proserpine, Providence, Ra,
Rhadamanthus, Satan, Savitar, Selene, Set, Shamash, Skuld, Sol,
Surya, Teleia, Tellus, Terpsichore, Terra, Thalia, Themis, Thetis,
Thor, Titan, Tiu, Triptolemos, Triptolemus, Triton, Tyche, Typhon,
Tyr, Urdur, Varuna, Vayu, Venus, Verthandi, Vesta, Vidar, Vitharr,
Weird Sisters, Weirds, Woden, Wotan, Zephyr, Zephyrus, Zeus,
afflatus, artistic imagination, ball lightning, biosphere,
blindfolded Justice, bolt, bolt of lightning, chain lightning,
clash, clashing, commercialism, conception, conflict, contention,
corn god, corn spirit, creative imagination, creative power,
creative thought, creator, dark lightning, deep, demigod,
demigoddess, disaccord, disaffinity, discord, discordance,
discordancy, disharmony, dread rattling thunder, enmity,
esemplastic imagination, esemplastic power, faun, fertility god,
field spirit, fire of genius, fireball, firebolt, flying flame,
forest god, forked lightning, fresh-water nymph, friction,
fulguration, fulmination, genius, geography, geosphere, globe, god,
goddess, hero, heroine, idol, incompatibility, incompatibleness,
industrialism, inharmoniousness, inharmony, inspiration, jangle,
jar, kelpie, lares and penates, levin bolt, lightning, limniad,
man fish, mercantilism, mermaid, merman, mischief, mother earth,
muse, mythicization, mythification, mythopoeia, naiad, nix, nixie,
noncooperation, oak-cleaving thunderbolts, ocean nymph,
open conflict, panisc, panisca, paniscus, peal of thunder, phoenix,
poesy, poetic genius, poetic imagination, rub, satyr, sea devil,
sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman,
shaping imagination, sheet lightning, silenus, siren,
strained relations, stroke of lightning, sylvan deity, tension,
terra, terrestrial globe, the Muses, the blue planet, the goat god,
this pendent world, thunder, thunderball, thunderbolt, thunderclap,
thundercrack, thundering, thunderpeal, thunderstorm, thunderstroke,
undine, unharmoniousness, unpleasantness, vale, vale of tears,
vegetation spirit, water god, water spirit, water sprite,
whole wide world, world

deity at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Deity): deity, divinity, godhead, Providence, Heaven, divinity, god, lord, supreme being, the prime mover, creator.

deity at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural deities)
1 [C] a god or GODDESS:
Greek / Roman / Hindu deities
2 (the Deity) [sing.] (formal) God

Deity at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deity \De"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Deities}. [OE. deite, F. d['e]it['e],
fr. L. deitas, fr. deus a god; akin to divus divine, Jupiter,
gen. Jovis, Jupiter, dies day, Gr. di^os divine, Zey`s, gen.
Dio`s, Zeus, Skr. d[=e]va divine, as a noun, god, daiva
divine, dy[=o] sky, day, hence, the sky personified as a god,
and to the first syllable of E. Tuesday, Gael. & Ir. dia God,
W. duw. Cf. {Divine}, {Journey}, {Journal}, {Tuesday}.]
1. The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a
god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being
is seen in his works.

They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and
the perfect manhood of Christ. --Milman.

2. A god or goddess; a heathen god.

To worship calves, the deities Of Egypt. --Milton.

{The Deity}, God, the Supreme Being.

This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the
more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found
that he waded but the more out of his depth.

deity at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part
of the world or some aspect of life or who is the
personification of a force [syn: {divinity}, {god}, {immortal}]

deity at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » deité, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » deitas|deitās|lang=la, from Inter: term » deus||god|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdiːɪti/|/ˈdeɪɪti/
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-deity1.ogg|More traditional pronunciation (UK)
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-deity2.ogg|Alternative pronunciationThe American Heritage Book of English Usage.

A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English. 1996. (UK)


Inter: en-noun » deit|ies
  • The state of being a god; divine characteristics, godhead. Inter: defdate » from 14th c.
    1. 1590, Inter: w » Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.10:
    2. : Thou seest all, yet none at all sees thee: / All that is by the working of thy Deitee.
    3. A divine being; a god or goddess. Inter: defdate » from 14th c.

    Inter: rfe » x


    * See also Category: Wikisaurus:god -

    Derived terms

    * household deity

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top » Terms etymologically related to deity
    • deicide

    Inter: rel-mi » d
  • deify

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » essential nature of a god, divinity
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|божественост|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|deïtat|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|神威|tr=shénwēi|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|神力|tr=shénlì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|神性|tr=shénxìng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|božství|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|godheid|f
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|jumalus
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|jumaluus
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gottheit|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|θεότητα|f|tr=theótita
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|אלוהות|f|tr=elohút

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|divinità|f, Inter: t- » it|deità|f
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ទេវ|tr=de va|sc=Khmr
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|божественост|f|tr=bóžestvenost
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|ketuhanan, Inter: t- » ms|kedewaan
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|guddom|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bóstwo|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|divindade|f, Inter: t+ » pt|deidade
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|divinitate|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|божественность|f|tr=božéstv'ennost'
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|božanstvo|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|deidad|f, Inter: t+ » es|divinidad|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a powerful entity that possesses numerous miraculous powers
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|божество|n
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|deïtat|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|神|tr=shén|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|神明|tr=shénmíng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|božstvo|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|godheid|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|jumala, Inter: t+ » fi|jumalatar, Inter: t- » fi|jumalolento
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gott|m, Inter: t+ » de|Gottheit|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|θεότητα|f|tr=theótita
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אלוהים|tr=Elohím, Inter: t+ » he|אל|tr=él Inter: m » s

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|divinità|f
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|божество|n|tr=bóžestvo
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|tuhan, Inter: t- » ms|dewa|m, Inter: t- » ms|dewi|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|gud|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bóstwo|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|deus|m, Inter: t+ » pt|deusa|f, Inter: t+ » pt|divindade|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|dumnezeu|f, Inter: t- » ro|divinitate|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|божество|n|tr=božestvó
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|božanstvo|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|dios|m, Inter: t- » es|diosa|f, Inter: t+ » es|deidad|f, Inter: t+ » es|divinidad|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: divinité {{f}}, déité {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » hu: istenség
    • Inter: ttbc » ja: 神性 (shinsei)
    • Inter: ttbc » kn: ದೇವ (deeva)
    • Inter: ttbc » ko: 신성

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » fa: ایزد (izad)
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: zeitate {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sk: božstvo {{n}} (1, 2), bôžik {{m}} (2)
  • Inter: ttbc » te: దైవం (daivaM)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * cosmocrat
    • deism
    • god
    • godliness
    • theism



      * diety

    Category: Category:English words not following the I before E except after C rule -
    Category: zh-min-nan:deity -
    Translation: cs » deity
    Translation: cy » deity
    Translation: de » deity
    Translation: et » deity
    Translation: el » deity
    Translation: eo » deity
    Translation: fr » deity
    Translation: ko » deity
    Translation: io » deity
    Translation: it » deity
    Translation: kn » deity
    Translation: ku » deity
    Translation: hu » deity
    Translation: mg » deity
    Translation: ml » deity
    Translation: my » deity
    Translation: pl » deity
    Translation: pt » deity
    Translation: ru » deity
    Translation: fi » deity
    Translation: ta » deity
    Translation: te » deity
    Translation: tr » deity
    Translation: vi » deity
    Translation: zh » deity