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deity (n.)

c. 1300, deite, "divine nature, godhood, attributes of a god;" late 14c., "a god, God, the Supreme Being or self-existing spirit," from Old French deité, from Late Latin deitatem (nominative deitas) "divine nature," coined by Augustine from Latin deus "god," from PIE *deiwos "god," from root *dyeu- "to shine," in derivatives "sky, heaven, god." From 1580s as "a being to whom a divine or godlike nature is attributed."

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Definitions of deity

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;
Synonyms: divinity / god / immortal
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