God

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See also god, gød, gód, and Gód

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Michaelangelo: The Creation

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From Middle English, from the Old English god (supreme being, deity), related to Old High German got (a rank of deity), from the Proto-Germanic *gudan, from the Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰuto- ("that which is invoked"), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰaw- ("to call, to invoke") or *ǵʰew- ("to pour"). Not related to the word good.

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God

  1. The single deity of various monotheistic religions.
  2. The single male deity of various duotheistic religions.
  3. An impersonal and universal spiritual presence or force.
  4. An omnipotent being, creator of the universe (as in deism).
  5. The (personification of the) laws of nature.

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God is often referred to by masculine pronouns, not necessarily implying that the speaker believes that God is male. He is also referred to by pronouns that begin with a capital letter, as a sign of respect, in many languages written in Latin script. In English, these would include He, Him, His and Himself. Many Jews follow a prohibition in their tradition against using it and other equivalents in writing (see G-d).

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[edit] Dutch

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God

  1. God
    God, neem me mee naar een plek hier ver vandaan. -- Kempi & Willy - Hier Ver Vandaan 2009 [1]
    Oh, mijn God - Oh my god

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[edit] Tok Pisin

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English God

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God

  1. God (Abrahamic monotheistic deity)  [quotations ▼]
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:2 (translation here):
      Tudak i karamapim bikpela wara na spirit bilong God i go i kam antap long en.


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[edit] West Frisian

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God

  1. God
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