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deific

[ dee-if-ik ]
/ diˈɪf ɪk /
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adjective

making divine; deifying.

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RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

deicer, deicide, deictic, deid, deif, deific, deification, deiform, deify, deighton, deign

Origin of deific

1480–90; < Late Latin deificus, equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -ficus -fic
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British Dictionary definitions for deific

deific

/ (diːˈɪfɪk, deɪ-) /

adjective

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

deific


adj.

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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