deity
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdiː.ɪ.tɪ/, /ˈdeɪ.ɪ.tɪ/, /ˈdeɪ̯ə.tɪ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdi.ə.ti/, [ˈdi.ə.ɾi], /ˈdeɪ.ə.ti/, [ˈdeɪ.ə.ɾi]
Noun

deity

  1. Synonym of divinity#English|divinity: the state, position, or fact of being a god. [from 14th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.X.4:
      Thou seest all, yet none at all sees thee: / All that is by the working of thy Deitee.
  2. A supernatural divine being; a god or goddess. [from 14th c.]
    • 2000, Kenneth Seeskin, Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides, Oxford University Press (ISBN 9780195344080), page 23:
      The crux of monotheism is not only belief in a single deity but belief in a deity who is different from everything else.
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