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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deity  \De"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Deities}.  [OE.  deite,  F.  d['e]it['e], 
  fr  L.  deitas,  fr  deus  a  god;  akin  to  divus  divine,  Jupiter, 
  gen.  Jovis,  Jupiter,  dies  day  Gr  di^os  divine,  Zey`s,  gen. 
  Dio`s,  Zeus,  Skr.  d[=e]va  divine,  as  a  noun  god,  daiva 
  divine,  dy[=o]  sky,  day  hence  the  sky  personified  as  a  god, 
  and  to  the  first  syllable  of  E.  Tuesday,  Gael.  &  Ir  dia  God, 
  W.  duw.  Cf  {Divine},  {Journey},  {Journal},  {Tuesday}.] 
  1.  The  collection  of  attributes  which  make  up  the  nature  of  a 
  god;  divinity;  godhead;  as  the  deity  of  the  Supreme  Being 
  is  seen  in  his  works 
 
  They  declared  with  emphasis  the  perfect  deity  and 
  the  perfect  manhood  of  Christ.  --Milman. 
 
  2.  A  god  or  goddess;  a  heathen  god. 
 
  To  worship  calves,  the  deities  Of  Egypt.  --Milton. 
 
  {The  Deity},  God,  the  Supreme  Being 
 
  This  great  poet  and  philosopher  [Simonides],  the 
  more  he  contemplated  the  nature  of  the  Deity,  found 
  that  he  waded  but  the  more  out  of  his  depth. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deity 
  n  :  any  supernatural  being  worshipped  as  controlling  some  part 
  of  the  world  or  some  aspect  of  life  or  who  is  the 
  personification  of  a  force  [syn:  {divinity},  {god},  {immortal}] 




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