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English noun: divinity

1. divinity (person) any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

Synonymsdeity, god, immortal

Broader (hypernym)spiritual being, supernatural being

Narrower (hyponym)Anglo-Saxon deity, Celtic deity, Chinese deity, daemon, demigod, demiurge, earth god, earth-god, Egyptian deity, god of war, goddess, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, Greek deity, Hindu deity, Japanese deity, Norse deity, Persian deity, Phrygian deity, Roman deity, saint, sea god, Semitic deity, snake god, sun god, Teutonic deity, war god, zombi, zombie

Instance hyponymArhant, Arhat, Boddhisatva, Bodhisattva, Demogorgon, Hypnos, lohan, Morpheus, Quetzalcoatl

Member meronympantheon

2. divinity (attribute) the quality of being divine

SamplesAncient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs.

Broader (hypernym)quality

3. divinity (food) white creamy fudge made with egg whites

Synonymsdivinity fudge

Broader (hypernym)fudge

4. divinity (cognition) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth


Broader (hypernym)bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Narrower (hyponym)angelology, apologetics, ecclesiology, eschatology, hermeneutics, homiletics, liturgics, liturgiology, theodicy

Domain category memberscatechetic, catechetical, Creation, deadly, divine guidance, foreordination, fundamentalist, fundamentalistic, inspiration, limbo, minor, mortal, predestination, predetermination, preordination, purgatory, redemption, salvation, theanthropism, theological system, theology, theology, universalist, universalistic, venial

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