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Godhead

[god-hed] /ˈgɒdˌhɛd/
noun
1.
  1. the essential being of God; the Supreme Being.
  2. the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
2.
(lowercase) divinity; godhood.
3.
(lowercase) Rare. a god or goddess; deity.
Origin of Godhead
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English godhede; see God, -head
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  • The Trinity had, so to speak, come between me and the Godhead.

  • Do you mean that I do not believe in the Godhead of the sun or moon, like other men?

    Apology Plato
  • With the creature we cannot come into contact with the Godhead—but with the soul only.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • This new consciousness, this new worship, this new love is for the Godhead.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • Nor did it content the Godhead merely to watch over the interests of man's body.

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • This is the entry to the Kingdom, and immediately we taste of the Godhead.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • It was for them the sign of princeship, as a tiara was the sign of Godhead.

  • Forrester hoped that the Godhead was feeling in a kind and merciful mood.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He had actually described himself as the fourth person in the Godhead!

  • This was sufficient for them to know of the mystery of the Godhead.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
British Dictionary definitions for Godhead

Godhead

/ˈɡɒdˌhɛd/
noun (sometimes not capital)
1.
the essential nature and condition of being God
2.
the Godhead, God
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Word Origin and History for Godhead

godhead

n.

c.1200, from god + Middle English -hede, cognate with -hood and German -heit. Along with maidenhead, this is the sole survival of this form of the suffix. Old English had godhad "divine nature."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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