What does Deity mean?
Definitions for Deity
ˈdi ɪ tide·ity
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deity, divinity, god, immortalnoun
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Synonym of divinity : the state, position, or fact of being a god.
Thou seest all, yet none at all sees thee: / All that is by the working of thy Deitee.
A supernatural divine being; a god or goddess.
The crux of monotheism is not only belief in a single deity but belief in a deity who is different from everything else.
Etymology: From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: déité, French, from deitas, Latin.
Some things he doth as God, because his deity alone is the spring from which they flow; some things as man, because they issue from his meer human nature; some things jointly as both God and man, because both natures concur as principles thereunto. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 53.
With what arms
We mean to hold, what antiently we claim
Of deity, or empire. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v. l. 724.
Will you suffer a temple, how poorly built soever, but yet a temple of your deity, to be razed? Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Heard you not what an humble suppliant
Lord Hastings was to her for his delivery?
—— Who humbly complaining to her deity,
Got my lord chamberlain his liberty. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
Give the gods a thankful sacrifice when it pleaseth their deities to take the wife of a man from him. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.
They on their former journey forward pass,
In ways unknown, her wandering knight to seek;
With pains far passing that long wandering Greek,
That for his love refused deity. Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 4.
By what reason could the same deity be denied unto Laurentia and Flora, which was given to Venus? Walter Raleigh.
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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
Etymology: [OE. deite, F. dit, 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. dva divine, as a noun, god, daiva divine, dy 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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē′i-ti, n. the divinity: godhead: a god or goddess: the Supreme Being. [Fr.,—Low L. deitas—L. deus, god; Sans. deva—div, to shine.]
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The numerical value of Deity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Deity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Deity in a Sentence
When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.
If by believing you mean praying to an anthropomorphic deity who created the world and half controls it and half observes it, then I am probably not a believer. But if you mean that it is not all accidental, that there is a mystery to existence, a deeper meaning, that I do believe in.”
The New World Order was made for the ethical believers in an incorporeal, single and perfectly ethical Deity.
A real spy is an ethical believer in an incorporeal and ethical Deity.
You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.
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- божество, божественостBulgarian
- deïtatCatalan, Valencian
- božství, božstvoCzech
- Gottheit, GottGerman
- deidad, divinidad, diosa, diosSpanish
- jumalatar, jumala, jumalolento, jumaluusFinnish
- divinité, déitéFrench
- אל, אלוהות, אלוהיםHebrew
- deità, divinitàItalian
- 神仏, 神性Japanese
- божественост, божествоMacedonian
- dewi, dewa, tuhan, ketuhanan, kedewaanMalay
- guddom, gudNorwegian
- bóstwo, boskośćPolish
- deusa, deidade, deus, divindadePortuguese
- dumnezeu, divinitateRomanian
- божество, божественностьRussian
- божанственост, božanstvenostSerbo-Croatian
- božanskost, božanstvoSlovene
- thần linhVietnamese
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