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deity

[dee-i-tee] /ˈdi ɪ ti/
noun, plural deities.
1.
a god or goddess.
2.
divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.
3.
the estate or rank of a god:
The king attained deity after his death.
4.
a person or thing revered as a god or goddess:
a society in which money is the only deity.
5.
the Deity, God; Supreme Being.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English deite < Old French < Late Latin deitāt- (stem of deitās), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -tāt- -ty, formed after Latin dīvīnitās divinity
Related forms
superdeity, noun, plural superdeities.
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British Dictionary definitions for superdeity

deity

/ˈdeɪtɪ; ˈdiːɪ-/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a god or goddess
2.
the state of being divine; godhead
3.
the rank, status, or position of a god
4.
the nature or character of God
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, from Latin deus god

Deity

/ˈdeɪtɪ; ˈdiːɪ-/
noun
1.
the Deity, the Supreme Being; God
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Word Origin and History for superdeity

deity

n.

c.1300, "divine nature;" late 14c., "a god," from Old French deité, from Late Latin deitatem (nominative deitas) "divine nature," coined by Augustine from Latin deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus).

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