divine

divinable, adj.divinely, adv.divineness, n.
/di vuyn"/, adj., diviner, divinest, n., v., divined, divining.
adj.
1. of or pertaining to a god, esp. the Supreme Being.
2. addressed, appropriated, or devoted to God or a god; religious; sacred: divine worship.
3. proceeding from God or a god: divine laws.
4. godlike; characteristic of or befitting a deity: divine magnanimity.
5. heavenly; celestial: the divine kingdom.
6. Informal. extremely good; unusually lovely: He has the most divine tenor voice.
7. being a god; being God: a divine person.
8. of superhuman or surpassing excellence: Beauty is divine.
9. Obs. of or pertaining to divinity or theology.
n.
10. a theologian; scholar in religion.
11. a priest or member of the clergy.
12. the Divine,
a. God.
b. (sometimes l.c.) the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.
v.t.
13. to discover or declare (something obscure or in the future) by divination; prophesy.
14. to discover (water, metal, etc.) by means of a divining rod.
15. to perceive by intuition or insight; conjecture.
16. Archaic. to portend.
v.i.
17. to use or practice divination; prophesy.
18. to have perception by intuition or insight; conjecture.
[1275-1325; ME < L divinus, equiv. to div(us) god + -inus -INE1; r. ME devin(e) < OF devin < L, as above]
Syn. 13, 17. foretell, predict, foresee, forecast. 15, 18. discern, understand.
Ant. 5. worldly, mundane.

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(as used in expressions)
Divine Father
St. John the Divine

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Universalium. 2010.

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