divine

"To err is human, to forgive divine" means that everyone makes mistakes, but we should try to be like god and forgive one another. Divine basically means relating to, coming from, or like God or a god.

Divine also has an old-fashioned and informal meaning of being very good or pleasing, as in "She looked absolutely divine in her blue and white gown." This is an adjective that goes back to Middle English, borrowed from Old French devine, from Latin dīvīnus "divine, foreseeing," from dīvus "god."

Definitions of divine
  1. noun
    a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    synonyms: churchman, cleric, ecclesiastic
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    examples:
    Thomas a Kempis
    German ecclesiastic (1380-1471)
    Saint Bruno
    (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
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    ordainer
    a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
    pardoner
    a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences
    pluralist
    a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time
    absolver
    someone who grants absolution
    type of:
    clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
    a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
  2. adjective
    emanating from God
    divine judgment”
    divine guidance”
    synonyms: godly
    heavenly
    of or belonging to heaven or god
  3. adjective
    resulting from divine providence
    synonyms: providential
    heavenly
    of or belonging to heaven or god
  4. adjective
    being or having the nature of a god
    “"the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier”
    “the divine will”
    “the divine capacity for love”
    synonyms: godlike
    heavenly
    of or belonging to heaven or god
  5. adjective
    appropriate to or befitting a god
    “the divine strength of Achilles”
    synonyms: godlike
    superhuman
    above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance
  6. adjective
    being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods
    “her pies were simply divine
    “the divine Shakespeare”
    synonyms: elysian, inspired
    glorious
    having or deserving or conferring glory
  7. adjective
    devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
    divine worship”
    divine liturgy”
    Synonyms:
    sacred
    concerned with religion or religious purposes
  8. verb
    perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
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    types:
    chiromance
    divine by reading someone's palms
    type of:
    comprehend, perceive
    to become aware of through the senses
  9. verb
    search by divining, as if with a rod
    “He claimed he could divine underground water”
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    types:
    dowse
    use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
    type of:
    look for, search, seek
    try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
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