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Origin of divine

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English divin(e), devin(e), from Old French devin(e), Latin dīvīnus, equivalent to dīv(us) “god” + -īnus -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM divine

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How to use divine in a sentence

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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