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
Synonyms for divine
Antonyms for divine
Related Words for divinesmystical, spiritual, celestial, angelic, holy, eternal, marvelous, transcendent, supernatural, sacred, heavenly, wonderful, religious, visualize, foresee, deduce, foretell, discern, infer, surmise
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Historical Examples of divines
Latimer and Paley, with a host of other divines, were students here.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
She feels my approach, she divines it, her presentiment does not deceive her.A Romance of the West Indies
Erasmus was received with great complaisance by the Louvain divines.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
He was examined in the faith, by the King's command, by two Berlin Divines.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
He who divines it will have gone far to solving the tedious problem of sex.Nights
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
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.