making divine; deifying.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for deific

Historical Examples of deific

  • He leads the way to "deific peaks" and "conquered skies," the Virgil of a younger Dante.

  • Conscious life, or the capacity to become conscious of anything, is a Deific attribute.

    Solaris Farm

    Milan C. Edson

  • He invoked the inspiration of the Goddess of Song, and waited for, no doubt believed in, some "deific impulse" descending on him.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • The Persians have alway's opposed the making and worship of deific images; and they worship but one God, with the above names.

  • But we will close with the testimony of a French philosopher (Bagin) on the subject of deific incarnations.

British Dictionary definitions for deific



making divine or exalting to the position of a god
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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper