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goddess (n.)

mid-14c., female deity in a polytheistic religion, from god + fem. suffix -esse (see -ess). The Old English word was gyden, corresponding to Dutch godin, German Göttin, Danish gudine, Swedish gudinna. Of mortal women by 1570s. Related: Goddesshood.

updated on March 25, 2015

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Definitions of goddess from WordNet

goddess (n.)
a female deity;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.