Synonyms for god

Grammar : Noun
Spell : god
Phonetic Transcription : gɒd

Top 10 synonyms for god Other synonyms for the word god

Définition of god

Origin :
  • Old English god "supreme being, deity; the Christian God; image of a god; godlike person," from Proto-Germanic *guthan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch god, Old High German got, German Gott, Old Norse guð, Gothic guþ), from PIE *ghut- "that which is invoked" (cf. Old Church Slavonic zovo "to call," Sanskrit huta- "invoked," an epithet of Indra), from root *gheu(e)- "to call, invoke."
  • But some trace it to PIE *ghu-to- "poured," from root *gheu- "to pour, pour a libation" (source of Greek khein "to pour," also in the phrase khute gaia "poured earth," referring to a burial mound; see found (v.2)). "Given the Greek facts, the Germanic form may have referred in the first instance to the spirit immanent in a burial mound" [Watkins]. Cf. also Zeus.
  • Not related to good. Originally a neuter noun in Germanic, the gender shifted to masculine after the coming of Christianity. Old English god probably was closer in sense to Latin numen. A better word to translate deus might have been Proto-Germanic *ansuz, but this was used only of the highest deities in the Germanic religion, and not of foreign gods, and it was never used of the Christian God. It survives in English mainly in the personal names beginning in Os-.
  • I want my lawyer, my tailor, my servants, even my wife to believe in God, because it means that I shall be cheated and robbed and cuckolded less often. ... If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. [Voltaire]
  • God bless you after someone sneezes is credited to St. Gregory the Great, but the pagan Romans (Absit omen) and Greeks had similar customs.
  • noun supernatural being worshipped by people
Example sentences :
  • “If an angel be a messenger of God, I trow he is one,” said Tibble.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "Here's hoping we'll soon be back in God's own country," said Oldaker, raising his glass.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • God knows I ain't discountin' the comfort I've always took in him.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • In other words, though carved in ebony, he also was in the image of God.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • In the beginning each little village had possessed a god of its own.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • God helping me, I will not fail them, if they will but counsel and sustain me!
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Surely there must have been God's intent in the making of this new-world Republic.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • And was it not more than a good old man's dotage, God rest his soul!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Shee was according to the Law both of God and man, put to death.
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • My friends, together we can do this, and do it we must, so help me God.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
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