; akin to OS. & D. god
, OHG. got
, G. gott
, Icel. gu
, Sw. & Dan. gud
, Goth. gup
, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h
, p. p. hta
, to call upon, invoke, implore. Cf. Goodbye
- A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol.
He maketh a god, and worshipeth it.
Is. xliv. 15.
The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down
To bestial gods.
- The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John iv. 24.
- A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
Whose god is their belly.
Phil. iii. 19.
- Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. R.