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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

OTHER WORDS FROM divine

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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 of divine

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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