diva

[ dee-vuh, -vah ]
/ ˈdi və, -vɑ /

noun, plural di·vas, di·ve [dee-ve] /ˈdi vɛ/.

a distinguished female singer; prima donna.

Origin of diva

1880–85; < Italian < Latin dīva, feminine of dīvus god; cf. divine
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diva

/ (ˈdiːvə) /

noun plural -vas or -ve (-vɪ)

a highly distinguished female singer; prima donna

Word Origin for diva

C19: via Italian from Latin: a goddess, from dīvus divine
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