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di·vin·i·ty

 (dĭ-vĭn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. di·vin·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being divine.
2.
a. Divinity The godhead; God. Used with the.
b. A deity, such as a god or goddess.
3. Godlike character.
4. Theology.
5. A soft white candy, usually containing nuts.

divinity

(dɪˈvɪnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the nature of a deity or the state of being divine
2. a god or other divine being
3. (Theology) the divinity (often capital) another term for God
4. (Theology) another word for theology

di•vin•i•ty

(dɪˈvɪn ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being divine; divine nature.
2. deity; godhood.
3. a divine being; God.
4. the Divinity, (sometimes l.c.) the Deity.
5. a being having divine attributes.
6. the study or science of divine things; theology.
7. godlike character; supreme excellence.
8. a fluffy white fudge made with sugar, egg whites, and often nuts.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divinity - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a forcedivinity - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
pantheon - all the gods of a religion
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
daemon, demigod - a person who is part mortal and part god
sea god - a deity that personifies the sea and is usually believed to live in or to control the sea
sun god - a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun
Celtic deity - a deity worshipped by the Celts
Egyptian deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
Semitic deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
Hindu deity - a deity worshipped by the Hindus
Persian deity - a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians
Chinese deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
Japanese deity - a deity worshipped by the Japanese
goddess - a female deity
earth god, earth-god - a god of fertility and vegetation
demiurge - a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe
Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity - a deity of classical mythology
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
Roman deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
Norse deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen
Teutonic deity - (German mythology) a deity worshipped by the ancient Teutons
Anglo-Saxon deity - (Anglo-Saxon mythology) a deity worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons
Phrygian deity - deity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor
saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
god of war, war god - a god worshipped as giving victory in war
snake god, zombi, zombie - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
2.divinity - the quality of being divine; "ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
3.divinity - white creamy fudge made with egg whites
fudge - soft creamy candy
4.divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truthdivinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
Creation - (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
theology - the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary); "he studied theology at Oxford"
limbo - (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)
purgatory - (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
divine guidance, inspiration - (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"
theanthropism - (theology) the doctrine that Jesus was a union of the human and the divine
foreordination, predetermination, preordination, predestination - (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
angelology - the branch of theology that is concerned with angels
apologetics - the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines
ecclesiology - the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church
eschatology - the branch of theology that is concerned with such final things as death and Last Judgment; Heaven and Hell; the ultimate destiny of humankind
hermeneutics - the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis
homiletics - the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
liturgics, liturgiology - the study of liturgies
theodicy - the branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
universalist, universalistic - of or relating to or tending toward universalism
fundamentalist, fundamentalistic - of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
catechetical, catechetic - of or relating to or involving catechesis

divinity

noun
1. theology, religion, religious studies He entered university to study arts and divinity
2. godliness, holiness, sanctity, godhead, divine nature, godhood a lasting faith in the divinity of Christ's word
3. deity, spirit, genius, guardian spirit, daemon, god or goddess The three statues are Roman divinities.
Translations
إله أو إلههأُلوهَهدِراسات اللاهوت
bohoslovíbožstvíbožstvo
guddomguddommelighedteologi
hittudomány
guî eîa gyîjaguîdómleikiguîfræîi
bohosloviebožská podstata
ilâhilikilâhiyattanrı ya da tanrıçatanrılıkteoloji

divinity

[dɪˈvɪnɪtɪ] N
1. (= deity, quality) → divinidad f
2. (as study) → teología f

divinity

[dɪˈvɪnɪti] n
(= subject) → théologie f
[deity] → divinité f
(= god) → divinité f

divinity

n
(= divine quality)Göttlichkeit f
(= theology)Theologie f; (Sch) → Religion f; doctor of divinity (Brit) → Doktor der Theologie
(= divine being)göttliches Wesen, Gottheit f

divinity

[dɪˈvɪnɪtɪ] ndivinità f inv; (as study) → teologia

divine

(diˈvain) adjective
1. of or belonging to God or a god. divine wisdom.
2. very good or excellent. What divine weather!
verb
to find out by keen understanding. I managed to divine the truth.
ˌdiviˈnation (divi-) noun
diˈviner noun
a person who has or claims a special ability to find hidden water or metals.
diˈvining noun
discovering the presence of underground water, metal etc by holding a diˈvining-rod which moves when held directly above the water etc. water-divining.
diˈvinity (-ˈvi-) plural diˈvinities noun
1. religious studies.
2. a god or goddess. The ancient Greeks worshipped many divinities.
3. the state of being divine. the divinity of God.
References in classic literature ?
The second, 'Socrates is an evil-doer and corrupter of the youth, who does not receive the gods whom the state receives, but introduces other new divinities.
The notion that demons or lesser divinities are the sons of gods is not to be regarded as ironical or sceptical.
While I was reading, and thinking, and living Shakespeare with such an intensity that I do not see how there could have been room in my consciousness for anything else, there seem to have been half a dozen other divinities there, great and small, whom I have some present difficulty in distinguishing.
Hence, the book takes the reader to the source of power with an analysis of African Divinities and divine technologies, exploring the permanence and proliferation of African Gods from oppressive plantations to the empowering proclamations of such leaders as W.
Divinities and traditional religious are assigned specific functions to perform: for example, anti-wickedness divinities punish moral offenders.
In conclusion, I will offer some thoughts on the significance of mandalas in religious ritual, especially on some features that set the process of invoking divinities and worshipping them in aniconic objects placed in mandalas apart from the worship of statues or images with anthropomorphic features on domestic altars or in temples.
Summary: Designer pen companies push into the Indian market, with the writing instruments in silver and gold, embossed with images of divinities.
2 : a god or goddess <the divinities of ancient Greece>
One of the most intriguing components of the intimate show is the grouping of some 40 antelope headdresses, which are significant in ceremonial dances to honor agricultural divinities and celebrate the talents of farmers.
The monotheistic Masoretic editors of the Hebrew Bible shaped the text to convey the idea that only the neighboring tribes and apostate Israelites honored these other divinities.
Deren charts the names of Haitian divinities according to their African and American/Indian counterparts.
On Salvation by Deeds--One autumn, one of the autumns of time, the Shinto divinities gathered, not for the first time, at Izumo.