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
the quality of being divine
"ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
divinity, divinity fudge(noun)
white creamy fudge made with egg whites
the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
The property of being divine, of being like a god or God.
A deity (a god, goddess or God).
The study of religion or religions.
Harvard Divinity School has been teaching theology since 1636.
Origin: Latin divinitas
the state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead
the Deity; the Supreme Being; God
a pretended deity of pagans; a false god
a celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man
something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe
the science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology
Origin: [F. divinit, L. divinitas. See Divine, a.]
In religious terms, divinity is the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a god, or spirit beings, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy. Such things are regarded as "divine" due to their transcendental origins, and/or because their attributes or qualities are superior or supreme relative to things of the Earth. Divine things are regarded as eternal and based in truth, while material things are regarded as ephemeral and based in illusion. Such things that may qualify as "divine" are apparitions, visions, prophecies, miracles, and in some views also the soul, or more general things like resurrection, immortality, grace, and salvation. Otherwise what is or is not divine may be loosely defined, as it is used by different belief systems. The root of the word "divine" is literally "godlike", but the use varies significantly depending on which deity is being discussed. This article outlines the major distinctions in the conventional use of the terms. For specific related academic terms, see Divinity, or Divine.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
di-vin′i-ti, n. godhead: the nature or essence of God: God: a celestial being: any god: the science of divine things: theology.—Divinity Hall (Scot.), a theological college, or the theological department in a university. [See Divine.]
The numerical value of divinity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of divinity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
The Board will implead in the case to protect the interests of the devotees, the divinity of the shrine comes from this custom. That will be protected at any cost.
Divinity means unfolding and expressing life in new ways. Divinity means radiating peace, bliss and beauty in the world. Divinity means overcoming the limitations of nature in new ways.
You have to protect your food, otherwise someone else takes it! There is no divinity in here! But there is divinity there: In a civilised order where no being has to defend for its food!
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Translations for divinity
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- божественост, божество, богословиеBulgarian
- deïtat, divinitatCatalan, Valencian
- Göttlichkeit, GottheitGerman
- jumaluus, jumaluusoppiFinnish
- אלוהים, אלוהות, אלHebrew
- deità, divinitàItalian
- divinitas, deitasLatin
- boskość, bóstwoPolish
- божество, божественность, теология, богословиеRussian
- božanstvenost, божанственостSerbo-Croatian
- božanstvo, božanskostSlovene
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