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Meaning of DIVINITY

Pronunciation:  di'vinitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being divine; "ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
  2. [n]  the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
  3. [n]  white creamy fudge made with egg whites
  4. [n]  any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
 

DIVINITY is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: deity, divinity fudge, god, immortal, theology
 
 See Also: Anglo-Saxon deity, apologetics, Arhant, Arhat, bailiwick, Boddhisatva, Bodhisattva, branch of knowledge, Celtic deity, Chinese deity, daemon, demigod, demiurge, Demogorgon, discipline, earth-god, Egyptian deity, eschatology, Fates, field, field of study, fudge, god of war, goddess, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, Greek deity, hermeneutics, Hindu deity, homiletics, Hypnos, Japanese deity, liturgics, liturgiology, lohan, Morpheus, Norse deity, pantheon, Persian deity, Phrygian deity, quality, Quetzalcoatl, Roman deity, saint, sea-god, Semitic deity, snake god, spiritual being, study, subject, subject area, subject field, sun-god, supernatural being, Teutonic deity, the Fates, theodicy, war god, zombi, zombie

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*vin"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Divinities}. [F. divinit['e],
L. divinitas. See {Divine}, a.]
1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God;
   deity; godhead.

         When he attributes divinity to other things than
         God, it is only a divinity by way of participation.
                                               --Bp.
                                               Stillingfleet.

2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.

         This the divinity that within us.     --Addison.

3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.

         Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. --Prior.

4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but
   superior to man.

         God . . . employing these subservient divinities.
                                               --Cheyne.

5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or
   virtue; something which inspires awe.

         They say there is divinity in odd numbers. --Shak.

         There's such divinity doth hedge a king. --Shak.

6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of
   God, his laws and moral government, and the way of
   salvation; theology.

         Divinity is essentially the first of the
         professions.                          --Coleridge.

{Case divinity}, casuistry.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: apologetics, Buddhology, canonics, crisis theology, dea, deity, deus, deva, devi, devil-god, dialogical theology, divineness, doctrinalism, doctrinism, dogmatics, eschatology, existential theology, false god, Fatherhood, god, goddess, godhead, godhood, godlikeness, godliness, godship, hagiography, hagiology, heathen god, hierology, idol, immortal, logos Christology, logos theology, Mariolatry, Mariology, Mercersburg theology, natural theology, neoorthodox theology, neoorthodoxy, pagan deity, patristic theology, phenomenological theology, physicotheology, rationalism, religion, scholastic theology, secularism, soteriology, systematics, the shining ones, theology
 

 

 

 

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