Origin of deva
Examples from the Web for deva
Historical Examples of deva
And yet we know that there never was such a Deva, or god, or such a thing as Varuna.India: What can it teach us?
F. Max Mller
The positive force you call the Deva or Sura; his face is turned, it seems, to God.Avatras
That gives them a special affinity for one Deva rather than for another.Evolution of Life and Form
Annie Wood Besant
And perhaps, while he is about it, he might get killed in a Deva gorge.
It is the great caon of the Deva, one of the finest passes in the world.
Word Origin for deva
"god, good spirit" in Hindu religion, from Sanskrit deva "a god," originally "a shining one," from *div- "to shine," thus cognate with Greek dios "divine" and Zeus, and Latin deus "god" (Old Latin deivos); see Zeus.
Fem. form devi is used for "goddess," also (with capital D-) for the mother goddess in Hinduism. Hence, also, devadasi "temple dancing girl," literally "female servant of a god," from dasi "slave girl." Also Devanagari, the formal alphabet of Sanskrit writings, perhaps originally "divine city script," from nagara "city."