Origin of divine

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin dīvīnus, equivalent to dīv(us) god + -īnus -ine1; replacing Middle English devin(e) < Old French devin < Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for divine

divine

/ (dɪˈvaɪn) /

adjective

noun

the divine (often capital) another term for God
a priest, esp one learned in theology

verb

Derived Forms

divinable, adjectivedivinely, adverbdivineness, noundiviner, noun

Word Origin for divine

C14: from Latin dīvīnus, from dīvus a god; related to deus a god
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