The loving worm within its clod is diviner than a loveless god amid his worlds.
The word Uma means head, and Uillac, a councillor and diviner.
With me have I brought Jelchs, the Raven, diviner of mystery and seer of things.
The philosopher asks the diviner to tell what is holy and what impiety.
The soul lets no man go without some visitations and holydays of a diviner presence.
In renunciation we thus restore to self its own diviner mind.
Such a woman, said he, exhibits her hand and forehead to the diviner.
But she would have been more than a diviner of mysteries to have understood its cause.
The diviner's hands trembled now as they made the patterns, and his breast heaved under his white robe.
But let me not close this chapter, till I have struck another and a diviner note.
c.1300, from Old French devin (12c.), from Latin divinus "of a god," from divus "a god," related to deus "god, deity" (see Zeus). Weakened sense of "excellent" had evolved by late 15c.
"to conjure, to guess," originally "to make out by supernatural insight," mid-14c., from Old French deviner, from Vulgar Latin *devinare, dissimilated from *divinare, from Latin divinus (see divine (adj.)), which also meant "soothsayer." Related: Divined; diviner; divining. Divining rod (or wand) attested from 1650s.
c.1300, "soothsayer," from Old French devin, from Latin divinus (adj.); see divine (adj.). Meaning "ecclesiastic, theologian" is from late 14c.