- divine right,
- divine right of kings,
- divine service,
- divine, father,
- diving beetle,
- diving bell,
- diving board,
- diving boat
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
Examples from the Web for diviner
For nothing ever so inspires human daring, as the fond belief that it is the agent of a Diviner Wisdom.Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton
The diviner does not retire to a distance to seek for omens.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
He told of the diviner's report concerning him, and the successive substitutions of niece for daughter and daughter for niece.Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
It was necessary for the diviner, like the old swordsmith, to prepare and fit himself for his task.Myths & Legends of Japan|F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
This same thing happened so repeatedly, that his mother began to believe in his skill as a diviner.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
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.