deity

[ dee-i-tee ]
/ ˈdi ɪ ti /

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 Deity, God; Supreme Being.

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Origin of deity

1250–1300; Middle English deite<Old French <Late Latin deitāt- (stem of deitās), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -tāt--ty2, formed after Latin dīvīnitāsdivinity

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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