Deity

De"i*ty

(d"*t), n.;
pl. Deities (d"*tz).
[OE. deite, F. dit, fr. L. deitas, fr. deus a god; akin to divus divine, Jupiter, gen. Jovis, Jupiter, dies day, Gr. di^os divine, Zey`s, gen. Dio`s, Zeus, Skr. dva divine, as a noun, god, daiva divine, dy sky, day, hence, the sky personified as a god, and to the first syllable of E. Tuesday, Gael. & Ir. dia God, W. duw. Cf. Divine, Journey, Journal, Tuesday.] 1. The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.
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They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and the perfect manhood of Christ.
Milman.
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2. A god or goddess; a heathen god.
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To worship calves, the deities
Of Egypt.
Milton.
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The Deity, God, the Supreme Being.
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This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found that he waded but the more out of his depth.
Addison.
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