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1. Hinduism Any of a group of deities that are endowed with great power and in later tradition are considered to represent aspects of the Godhead.
2. Buddhism Any of large, heterogeneous group of supernatural beings, including the deities that guard the four cardinal points and other inhabitants of planes of existence transcending the world of humans. Devas are not immortal, although they may have lifespans lasting billions of years and be exempt from human ills such as hunger and pain.

[Sanskrit devaḥ; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Hinduism) (in Hinduism and Buddhism) a divine being or god
2. (Buddhism) (in Hinduism and Buddhism) a divine being or god
[C19: from Sanskrit: god]
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