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deity

[ dee-i-tee ]
/ ˈdi ɪ ti /
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noun, plural de·i·ties.
a god or goddess.
divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.
the estate or rank of a god: The king attained deity after his death.
a person or thing revered as a god or goddess: a society in which money is the only deity.
the De·i·ty, God; Supreme Being.
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Origin of deity

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English deite, from Old French, from Late Latin deitāt- (stem of deitās ), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus “god”) + -tāt- -ty2, formed after Latin dīvīnitās divinity

OTHER WORDS FROM deity

su·per·de·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·de·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for deity (1 of 2)

deity
/ (ˈdeɪtɪ, ˈdiːɪ-) /

noun plural -ties
a god or goddess
the state of being divine; godhead
the rank, status, or position of a god
the nature or character of God

Word Origin for deity

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, from Latin deus god

British Dictionary definitions for deity (2 of 2)

Deity
/ (ˈdeɪtɪ, ˈdiːɪ-) /

noun
the Deity the Supreme Being; God
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