Definitions for deityˈdi ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•i•tyˈdi ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
a god or goddess.
divine character or nature; divinity.
a person or thing revered as supremely powerful or beneficent.
the Deity, God.
Origin of deity:
1250–1300; ME deite < OF < LL deitās= L de(us) god +-itās -ity , formed after L dīvīnitāsdivinity
deity, divinity, god, immortal(noun)
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
, A preternatural or supernatural human or non-human being or entity, or an object that possesses miraculous or supernatural attributes, powers or superpowers (e.g. a god or goddess).
, The divine character of a divinity.
, A being, entity or object revered as a god or goddess.
Origin: From deus ‘god’ + -ī.
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
a god or goddess; a heathen god
In traditional belief, a deity is a supernatural being, and who may be thought of as holy, divine, or sacred. Believers believe that the deities created for their religions are true, and often that they can communicate with the deities, who can respond supernaturally to their entreaties. Some religions have one supreme deity, others have multiple deities of various ranks. C. Scott Littleton's Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology defined a deity as "a being with powers greater than those of ordinary humans, but who interacts with humans, positively or negatively, in ways that carry humans to new levels of consciousness beyond the grounded preoccupations of ordinary life." Deities are depicted in a variety of forms, but are also frequently expressed as having human form. Some faiths and traditions consider it blasphemous to imagine or depict the deity as having any concrete form. Deities are often thought to be immortal, and are commonly assumed to have personalities and to possess consciousness, intellects, desires, and emotions comparable but usually superior to those of humans. A male deity is a god, while a female deity is a goddess. Historically, natural phenomena whose causes were not well understood, such as lightning and catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods, were attributed to them. They were thought to be able to work supernatural miracles and to be the authorities and controllers of various aspects of human life. Some deities were asserted to be the directors of time and fate itself, to be the givers of human law and morality, to be the ultimate judges of human worth and behavior, and that the universe is designed by them, instead of being a natural result of the laws of physics.
Translations for deity
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a god or goddess
Bacchus was one of the Roman deities.
- godheid, goddelikheidAfrikaans
- إله، آلِهَهArabic
- divindadePortuguese (BR)
- die GottheitGerman
- guddom; guddommelighedDanish
- deidad, divinidadSpanish
- الهه؛ خداوند؛ الوهیتFarsi
- dieu, déesseFrench
- אֵל, אֶלָהHebrew
- देवता, ईश्वरHindi
- goð eða gyðjaIcelandic
- 신, 여신Korean
- gud(dom), gudinneNorwegian
- الهه؛ خداوند؛ الوهیتPersian
- الوهيت، اليهPashto
- zeu, zeiţăRomanian
- gud, gudinnaSwedish
- เทพเจ้า; เทพ; เทพธิดาThai
- 上帝，神Chinese (Trad.)
- دیوتا یا دیویUrdu
- vị thầnVietnamese
- 上帝，神Chinese (Simp.)
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