What does divinity mean?
Definitions for divinity
dɪˈvɪn ɪ tidi·vin·i·ty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word divinity.
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
the quality of being divine
"ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
divinity, divinity fudgenoun
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.
Etymology: Latin divinitas
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: divinité, French, from divinitas, Latin.
As with new wine intoxicated both,
They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel
Divinity within them breeding wings,
Wherewith to scorn the earth. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix.
When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation. Edward Stillingfleet.
Vain idols, deities that ne’er before
In Israel’s lands had fix’d their dire abodes,
Beastly divinities, and groves of Gods. Matthew Prior.
God doubtless can govern this machine he could create, by more direct and easy methods than employing these subservient divinities. George Cheyne, Phil. Princ.
Hear him but reason in divinity, And, all admiring with an inward wish,
You would desire the king were made a prelate. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
Trust not my age,
My reverence, calling, nor divinity,
If this sweet lady lie not guiltless here
Under some biting errour. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing.
Among hard words I number those which are peculiar to divinity, as it is a science. Jonathan Swift.
They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
Divinity or the divine are things that are either related to, devoted to, or proceeding from a deity. What is or is not divine may be loosely defined, as it is used by different belief systems.
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
Etymology: [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 quality of being divine.
Divinity is so beautiful, we are all divine beings.
Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Divinity is ranked #101247 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Divinity surname appeared 178 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Divinity.
95.5% or 170 total occurrences were Black.
2.8% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of divinity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of divinity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of divinity in a Sentence
The more man becomes irradiated with the Divinity of Christ, the more, not the less, truly he is man.
Every human is a God in seed form waiting for it's flowering, but not letting it blossom impeded by his own ego, he remains earthly. So annihilate your ego and evolve to divinity MickeyMizing your life. Share this for conversion of angels from humans and let us all know only bliss :)
The universe is either divine or it is not. If it is, it came to existence by itself and it is God. If it is not, it requires divinity to exist. Because there must be divinity for the universe to make sense.
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.
A man's character is his guardian divinity.
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Translations for divinity
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- богословие, божество, божественостBulgarian
- divinitat, deïtatCatalan, Valencian
- Göttlichkeit, GottheitGerman
- jumaluusoppi, jumaluusFinnish
- אלוהות, אל, אלוהיםHebrew
- deità, divinitàItalian
- deitas, divinitasLatin
- bóstwo, boskośćPolish
- божество, богословие, теология, божественностьRussian
- božanstvenost, божанственостSerbo-Croatian
- božanstvo, božanskostSlovene
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