Origin of diviner
adjective, di·vin·er, di·vin·est.
- (sometimes lowercase)the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.
verb (used with object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
verb (used without object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
Origin of divine
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Historical Examples of diviner
The word Uma means head, and Uillac, a councillor and diviner.Apu Ollantay
It appeared that Samdad had once acted as diviner on a similar occasion.
The philosopher asks the diviner to tell what is holy and what impiety.India: What can it teach us?
F. Max Mller
In renunciation we thus restore to self its own diviner mind.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I
They have found that their lives were diviner than they knew.Expositions of Holy Scripture
Word Origin for divine
c.1300, from Old French devin (12c.), from Latin divinus "of a god," from divus "a god," related to deus "god, deity" (see Zeus). Weakened sense of "excellent" had evolved by late 15c.
"to conjure, to guess," originally "to make out by supernatural insight," mid-14c., from Old French deviner, from Vulgar Latin *devinare, dissimilated from *divinare, from Latin divinus (see divine (adj.)), which also meant "soothsayer." Related: Divined; diviner; divining. Divining rod (or wand) attested from 1650s.
c.1300, "soothsayer," from Old French devin, from Latin divinus (adj.); see divine (adj.). Meaning "ecclesiastic, theologian" is from late 14c.