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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 divindevin (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 ; diviningDivining 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
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