[syn: theology, divinity]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Divinity \Di*vin"i*ty\, n.; pl. Divinities. [F. divinit['e],
L. divinitas. See Divine, a.]
1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God;
When he attributes divinity to other things than
God, it is only a divinity by way of participation.
2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.
This the divinity that within us. --Addison.
3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.
Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. --Prior.
4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but
superior to man.
God . . . employing these subservient divinities.
5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or
virtue; something which inspires awe.
They say there is divinity in odd numbers. --Shak.
There's such divinity doth hedge a king. --Shak.
6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of
God, his laws and moral government, and the way of
Divinity is essentially the first of the
Case divinity, casuistry.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part
of the world or some aspect of life or who is the
personification of a force [syn: deity, divinity,
2: the quality of being divine; "ancient Egyptians believed in
the divinity of the Pharaohs"
3: white creamy fudge made with egg whites [syn: divinity,
4: the rational and systematic study of religion and its
influences and of the nature of religious truth [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "divinity":
Buddhology, Fatherhood, Mariolatry, Mariology,
Mercersburg theology, apologetics, canonics, crisis theology, dea,
deity, deus, deva, devi, devil-god, dialogical theology,
divineness, doctrinalism, doctrinism, dogmatics, eschatology,
existential theology, false god, god, goddess, godhead, godhood,
godlikeness, godliness, godship, hagiography, hagiology,
heathen god, hierology, idol, immortal, logos Christology,
logos theology, natural theology, neoorthodox theology,
neoorthodoxy, pagan deity, patristic theology,
phenomenological theology, physicotheology, rationalism, religion,
scholastic theology, secularism, soteriology, systematics,
the shining ones, theology