Deva meaning

dāvə
(hinduism) Any of a group of deities that are endowed with great power and in later tradition are considered to represent aspects of the Godhead.
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(buddhism) Any of large, heterogeneous group of supernatural beings, including the deities that guard the four cardinal points and other inhabitants of planes of existence transcending the world of humans. Devas are not immortal, although they may have lifespans lasting billions of years and be exempt from human ills such as hunger and pain.
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(hindu myth.) A god or good spirit.
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A god in Vedic mythology, Hinduism and Buddhism.
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Origin of deva

  • Sanskrit devaḥ dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit देव (devá, “deity, god”).

    From Wiktionary