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divinity

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈvɪnɪti
 
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Definition of divinity in English:

noun (plural divinities)

[mass noun]
1The state or quality of being divine: Christ’s divinity
More example sentences
  • Frankincense, which was burned in the shrines of numerous deities, represented divinity.
  • His life was for all, bringing everyone in his midst to purity, upliftment and divinity.
  • Much like Taoism, divinity is divided between male and female, the Lord and Lady.
Synonyms
1.1 [count noun] A divine being; a god or goddess: busts of Roman divinities
More example sentences
  • There is ongoing interdependence between the living, the living-dead (those remembered by name), spirits and divinities, and the Supreme Being.
  • To have your ultimate concern distributed in different directions is like polytheism - worship of many divinities.
  • Traditionally, Nigerians believe that there are two types of divinities: the Supreme Being, and the subordinate deities.
Synonyms
deity, god, goddess, mother goddess, divine being, celestial being, supreme being;
creator, demiurge;
daemon, numen, power;
Hinduism avatar
1.2 (the Divinity) God.
Example sentences
  • It describes worship of Divinity through devotion to the physical yoni.
  • When we use our limbs in accord with the sacred laws of nature, every action worships and praises the omniscient Divinity in all things.
  • Mary and Fred are not Humanity, but God is Divinity.
2The study of religion; theology: a doctor of divinity
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  • But in 1973, Case's career took a sharp turn when he decided to study divinity at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena.
  • Seminaries, schools of theology, divinity schools, and churches must face the pressing and rising presence of diversity.
  • He received his master of divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1988 and was ordained that same year.
Synonyms
theology, religious studies, religion, scripture

Origin

Middle English: from Old French divinite, from Latin divinitas, from divinus 'belonging to a deity' (see divine1).

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