[ dih-vahy-ner ]
/ dɪˈvaɪ nər /


a person who divines; soothsayer; prophet.
a person skilled in using a divining rod.

Origin of diviner

1300–50; divine + -er1; replacing Middle English divinour < Anglo-French < Late Latin dīvīnātor soothsayer, equivalent to Latin dīvīnā(re) to divine + -tor -tor

Definition for diviner (2 of 2)

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 diviner


/ (dɪˈvaɪn) /



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


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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