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Origin of deific

1480–90; < Late Latin deificus, equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -ficus -fic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for deific

godlike, godly, heavenly, holy, religious, reverent, sacred, spiritual

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British Dictionary definitions for deific


  1. making divine or exalting to the position of a god
  2. divine or godlike
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Word Origin and History for deific

late 15c., from French déifique (late 14c.), from Late Latin deificus "god-making, sacred," in Medieval Latin "divine," from deus "god" (see Zeus) + -ficus "making" (see factitious).

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