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deity definition

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This page has two definitions of deity in English. Deity is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

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English

Etymology

From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.

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Noun

deity (countable and uncountable, plural deities)

  1. Synonym of divinity: the state, position, or fact of being a god. [from 14th c.]
  2. A supernatural divine being; a god or goddess. [from 14th c.]
    • 2000, Kenneth Seeskin, Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides, Oxford University Press (→ISBN), page 23:
      The crux of monotheism is not only belief in a single deity but belief in a deity who is different from everything else.

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References

  1. ^ The American Heritage Book of English Usage: A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1996, →ISBN.

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