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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French devin, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dīvīnus, from divus (god).

Adjective

divine (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
divine

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. of or pertaining to a god
  2. eternal, holy, or otherwise supernatural.
  3. of superhuman or surpassing excellence
  4. beautiful, heavenly
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Noun

Singular
divine

Plural
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divine ({{{1}}})
  1. a theologian or cleric
  2. (the Divine) a metaphor for a deity, especially the Christian one.
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Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] divinus (soothsayer).

Verb

Infinitive
to divine

Third person singular
divines

Simple past
divined

Past participle
-

Present participle
divining

to divine (third-person singular simple present divines, present participle divining, simple past and past participle divined)
  1. (transitive) to foretell (something), especially by the use of divination
  2. (transitive) to guess (something)
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 250c.
      I suppose that we truly are divining that what is is some third thing when we say that change and stability are.
  3. (transitive) to search for (underground objects or water) using a divining rod
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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

divine f.

  1. feminine form of divin

Italian

Adjective

divine

  1. feminine plural form of divino

Latin

Etymology

From dīvīnus (of divine origin)

Adverb

dīvīnē (comparative dīvīnius, superlative dīvīnissimē)
  1. prophetically, by divine inspiration
  2. divinely, admirably

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References

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

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