[ god-hed ]
/ ˈgɒdˌhɛd /


  1. the essential being of God; the Supreme Being.
  2. the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
(lowercase) divinity; godhood.
(lowercase) Rare. a god or goddess; deity.

Origin of Godhead

1200–50; Middle English godhede; see God, -head
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British Dictionary definitions for godhead


/ (ˈɡɒdˌhɛd) /

noun (sometimes not capital)

the essential nature and condition of being God
the Godhead God
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Word Origin and History for godhead



c.1200, from god + Middle English -hede, cognate with -hood and German -heit. Along with maidenhead, this is the sole survival of this form of the suffix. Old English had godhad "divine nature."

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