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divine (adj.)

14世纪晚期, “与神或神有关, 具有神的性质, 或来自神或神; 对神说的”, 来自古法语 divin, devin (12世纪), 来自拉丁语 divinus “神的”, 来自 divus “神的或属于神的, 有灵感的, 有预言的”, 与 deus “神, 神” 有关(来自PIE词根 *dyeu- “照耀”, 衍生词“天空, 天堂, 神” ).

到15世纪末, “最高程度的优秀, 天上的” 的意义有所减弱, 这句话 divine right, 表示由上帝授予或基于上帝的命令, 是来自17世纪.

divine (v.)

“召唤, 猜测”, 原为“通过超自然的洞察力来判断”, 14世纪中叶, divinen, 来自古法语 deviner, 来自古拉丁语 *devinare, 是 *divinare 的异译, 来自拉丁语 divinus “神的”, 来自 divus “神的或属于神的, 有灵感的, 有预言的”, 与 deus “神, 神灵” 有关(来自PIE词根 *dyeu- “照耀”, 派生词“天空, 天堂, 神” ). 拉丁文 divinus, 作为名词也有“占卜者” 的意思. 相关: Divined; divining. Divining rod (或 wand) 从1650年代开始被证实.

divine (n.)

14世纪, “占卜师, 巫师, 占星师”, 来自古法语 devin “占卜师; 神学家”, 直接来自拉丁文 divinus, “占卜师, 预言家”, 名词使用的形容词, 意思是“神的或属于神的”, 来自 divus “神的或属于神的, 有灵感的, 有预言的”, 与 deus “神, 神灵” 有关(来自PIE词根 *dyeu- “照耀”, 引申为“天空, 天堂, 神” ).

意为“教士, 神学家, 精通神性的人” 来自14世纪末 “神性, 神性” 的意义来自14世纪末.

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Definitions of divine from WordNet
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divine (adj.)
emanating from God; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review;
divine guidance
divine judgment
Synonyms: godly
divine (adj.)
resulting from divine providence;
Synonyms: providential
divine (adj.)
being or having the nature of a god; "the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier; "'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe;
the divine will
the divine capacity for love
Synonyms: godlike
divine (adj.)
devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity;
divine liturgy
divine worship
divine (adj.)
appropriate to or befitting a god; "man must play God for he has acquired certain godlike powers"-R.H.Roveref;
the divine strength of Achilles
Synonyms: godlike
divine (adj.)
being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods;
her pies were simply divine
the divine Shakespeare
Synonyms: elysian / inspired
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divine (v.)
perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers;
divine (v.)
search by divining, as if with a rod;
He claimed he could divine underground water
3
divine (n.)
a clergyman or other person in religious orders;
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Divine (n.)
terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God;
Synonyms: Godhead / Lord / Creator / Maker / God Almighty / Almighty / Jehovah
From wordnet.princeton.edu