Ganesha is a Hindu god.
An example of a god is Ganesha, a Hindu diety.
- any of various beings conceived of as supernatural, immortal, and having special powers over the lives and affairs of people and the course of nature; deity, esp. a male deity: typically considered objects of worship
- an image that is worshiped; idol
- a person or thing deified or excessively honored and admired
- [G-] in monotheistic religions, the creator and ruler of the universe, regarded as eternal, infinite, all-powerful, and all-knowing; Supreme Being; the Almighty
Origin of godMiddle English from OE, akin to German gott, Gothic guth, probably from Indo-European base an unverified form ?hau-, to call out to, invoke from source Sanskrit havaté, (he) calls upon
- God a. A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions.b. The force, effect, or a manifestation or aspect of this being.
- A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or reality.
- An image of a supernatural being; an idol.
- One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed: Money was their god.
Origin of godMiddle English from Old English; see gheu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.
- A deity.
- An idol.
- (metaphor) A person in a high position of authority; a powerful ruler or tyrant.
- An exceedingly handsome man.
- Lounging on the beach were several Greek gods.
- (Internet) The person who owns and runs a multi-user dungeon.
The word god is often applied both to males and to females. The word was originally neuter in Proto-Germanic; monotheistic – notably Judeo-Christian – usage completely shifted the gender to masculine, necessitating the development of a feminine form, goddess.
(third-person singular simple present gods, present participle godding, simple past and past participle godded)
From Middle English, from Old English god (“deity”) (akin to Old High German got (a rank of deity)), originally neuter, then changed to masculine to reflect the change in religion to Christianity, both from the Proto-Germanic *gudą (compare Dutch god, German Gott, Danish gud), from the Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰuto- (“invoked (one)”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰewH- (“to call, to invoke”) or *ǵʰew- (“to pour”). Not related to the word good.
- The single deity of various monotheistic religions.
- Dawn believes in God, but Willow believes in multiple gods and goddesses.
- The single male deity of various bitheistic or duotheistic religions.
- An impersonal and universal spiritual presence or force.
- creator of the universe (as in deism).
- The (personification of the) laws of nature.
God is often referred to by masculine pronouns, not necessarily implying that the speaker believes God to be male. God is also referred to by pronouns that begin with a capital letter, as a sign of respect, in many languages written in Latin script. In English, these include He, Him, His and Himself. Many Jews follow a prohibition in their tradition against using this term and other equivalents in writing (see G-d).