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Deus

[dee-uh s, dey-; Latin de-oo s]
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noun
  1. God. Abbreviation: D.
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Origin of Deus

1250–1300; < Latin: god, earlier deiuos; cognate with Sanskrit deva, Lithuanian diẽvas, Old Irish día

sicut patribus, sit Deus nobis

[see-koo t pah-tri-boo s, sit de-oo s noh-bis; English sik-uh t pa-truh-buh s, sit dee-uh s noh-bis, dey-uh s]
Latin.
  1. as with our fathers, may God be with us: motto of Boston.
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Deus vobiscum

[de-oos voh-bis-koom]
Latin.
  1. God (be) with you.
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Deus vult

[de-oos voolt]
Latin.
  1. God wills (it): cry of the Crusaders.
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ditat Deus

[dee-taht de-oo s; English dahy-tat dee-uh s, dey-uh s]
Latin.
  1. God enriches: motto of Arizona.
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Deus

noun
  1. God
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Word Origin

related to Greek Zeus
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Word Origin and History for deus

n.

"God, a god," see Zeus; c.1300 as a French interjection; never nativized, but appearing in adopted Latin expressions such as deus absconditus "hidden god."

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