Variant of deity
- the state of being a god; divine nature; godhood
- pl. deities a god or goddess
Origin: ME deite < OFr deité < LL(Ec) deitas, divinity (after L divinitas) < L deus, god < IE *deiwos, god < base *dei-, to gleam, shine > Sans deva, god, L dies, day, divus, god
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