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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


Synonymstheology


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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