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[dee-i-tee] /ˈdi ɪ ti/
noun, plural deities.
a god or goddess.
divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.
the estate or rank of a god:
The king attained deity after his death.
a person or thing revered as a god or goddess:
a society in which money is the only deity.
the Deity, God; Supreme Being.
Origin of deity
1250-1300; Middle English deite < Old French < Late Latin deitāt- (stem of deitās), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -tāt- -ty2, formed after Latin dīvīnitās divinity
Related forms
superdeity, noun, plural superdeities. Unabridged
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  • Several rivers are personified and invoked as deities in the Rigveda.

    A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell
  • On this excursion they met with a representation of one of their Etuas, or deities.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • Why is the bedchamber filled with a crowd of deities, when even the groomsmen have departed?

    The City of God, Volume I Aurelius Augustine
  • Kunjuk-Sum, translated literally, means "the three deities."

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet A. Henry Savage Landor
  • They considered this a portentious omen and his behavior foolish, and by no means calculated to reconcile their deities to them.

    La Ronge Journal, 1823 George Nelson
  • Another result, of course, is the endless diversity of deities.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • Sacrifices were again offered to heaven, and prayers again addressed to the deities, to which the reply was the same as before.

    Japan Various
British Dictionary definitions for deities


/ˈdeɪtɪ; ˈdiːɪ-/
noun (pl) -ties
a god or goddess
the state of being divine; godhead
the rank, status, or position of a god
the nature or character of God
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, from Latin deus god


/ˈdeɪtɪ; ˈdiːɪ-/
the Deity, the Supreme Being; God
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for deities



c.1300, "divine nature;" late 14c., "a god," from Old French deité, from Late Latin deitatem (nominative deitas) "divine nature," coined by Augustine from Latin deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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