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  1. div(Noun)

    a function, implemented in many programming languages, that returns the result of a division of two integers

  2. div(Noun)

    short for divergence; a kind of differential operator

  3. div(Noun)

    A foolish person

  4. div(Noun)

    A section of a web page, or the div HTML element which represents it in computer code.

  5. div(Noun)

    divinity, mainly used by schoolchildren.

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  1. Daeva

    Daeva is an Avestan language term for a particular sort of supernatural entity with disagreeable characteristics. In the Gathas, the oldest texts of the Zoroastrian canon, the daevas are "wrong gods" or "false gods" or "gods that are rejected". This meaning is – subject to interpretation – perhaps also evident in the Old Persian "daiva inscription" of the 5th century BCE. In the Younger Avesta, the daevas are noxious creatures that promote chaos and disorder. In later tradition and folklore, the dēws are personifications of every imaginable evil. Daeva, the Iranian language term, should not be confused with the devas of Indian religions. While the word for the Vedic spirits and the word for the Zoroastrian entities are etymologically related, their function and thematic development is altogether different. The once-widespread notion that the radically different functions of Iranian daeva and Indic deva represented a prehistoric inversion of roles is no longer followed in 21st century academic discourse. Equivalents for Avestan daeva in Iranian languages include Pashto, Balochi, Kurdish dêw, Persian dīv/deev, all of which apply to demons, monsters, and other villainous creatures.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

giant(noun)

(in fairy stories etc) a huge person

Jack met a giant when he climbed the beanstalk.

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