Deity


Deity
Deity De"i*ty (d[=e]"[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Deities} (d[=e]"[i^]*t[i^]z). [OE. deite, F. d['e]it['e], fr. L. deitas, fr. deus a god; akin to divus divine, Jupiter, gen. Jovis, Jupiter, dies day, Gr. di^os divine, Zey`s, gen. Dio`s, Zeus, Skr. d[=e]va divine, as a noun, god, daiva divine, dy[=o] sky, day, hence, the sky personified as a god, and to the first syllable of E. Tuesday, Gael. & Ir. dia God, W. duw. Cf. {Divine}, {Journey}, {Journal}, {Tuesday}.] 1. The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works. [1913 Webster]

They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and the perfect manhood of Christ. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

2. A god or goddess; a heathen god. [1913 Webster]

To worship calves, the deities Of Egypt. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{The Deity}, God, the Supreme Being. [1913 Webster]

This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found that he waded but the more out of his depth. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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