Deus

[ dee-uh s, dey-; Latin de-oo s ]
/ ˈdi əs, ˈdeɪ-; Latin ˈdɛ ʊs /
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noun

God. Abbreviation: D.

Origin of Deus

1250–1300; < Latin: god, earlier deiuos; cognate with Sanskrit deva, Lithuanian diẽvas, Old Irish día

Definition for deus (2 of 5)

sicut patribus, sit Deus nobis

[ see-koo t pah-tri-boo s, sit de-oo s noh-bis; English sik-uh t pa-truh-buh s, sit dee-uh s noh-bis, dey-uh s ]
/ ˈsi kʊt ˈpɑ trɪˌbʊs, sɪt ˈdɛ ʊs ˈnoʊ bɪs; English ˈsɪk ət ˈpæ trə bəs, sɪt ˈdi əs ˈnoʊ bɪs, ˈdeɪ əs /

Latin.

as with our fathers, may God be with us: motto of Boston.

Definition for deus (3 of 5)

Deus vobiscum

[ de-oos voh-bis-koom ]
/ ˈdɛ us voʊˈbɪs kum /

Latin.

God (be) with you.

Definition for deus (4 of 5)

Deus vult

[ de-oos voolt ]
/ ˈdɛ us ˈvult /

Latin.

God wills (it): cry of the Crusaders.

Definition for deus (5 of 5)

ditat Deus

[ dee-taht de-oo s; English dahy-tat dee-uh s, dey-uh s ]
/ ˈdi tɑt ˈdɛ ʊs; English ˈdaɪ tæt ˈdi əs, ˈdeɪ əs /

Latin.

God enriches: motto of Arizona.
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British Dictionary definitions for deus

Deus

/ Latin (ˈdeɪʊs) /

noun

God

Word Origin for Deus

related to Greek Zeus
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Word Origin and History for deus

deus


n.

"God, a god," see Zeus; c.1300 as a French interjection; never nativized, but appearing in adopted Latin expressions such as deus absconditus "hidden god."

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