(Di*vid"u*ous) a. [L. dividuus divisible, divided, fr. dividere.] Divided; dividual. [R.]

He so often substantiates distinctions into dividuous, selfsubsistent.

(Div`i*na"tion) n. [L. divinatio, fr. divinare, divinatum, to foresee, foretell, fr. divinus: cf. F. divination. See Divine.]

1. The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events; the pretended art discovering secret or future by preternatural means.

There shall not be found among you any one that . . . useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter.
Deut. xviii. 10.

Among the ancient heathen philosophers natural divination was supposed to be effected by a divine afflatus; artificial divination by certain rites, omens, or appearances, as the flight of birds, entrails of animals, etc.

2. An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction.

Birds which do give a happy divination of things to come.
Sir T. North.

(Div"i*na`tor) n. [L. See Divination.] One who practices or pretends to divination; a diviner. [R.] Burton.

(Di*vin"a*to*ry) a. [Cf. F. divinatoire.] Professing, or relating to, divination. "A natural divinatory instinct." Cowley.

(Di*vine") a. [Compar. Diviner ; superl. Divinest.] [F. divin, L. divinus divine, divinely inspired, fr. divus, dius, belonging to a deity; akin to Gr. and L. deus, God. See Deity.]

1. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will. "The immensity of the divine nature." Paley.

2. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments. "Divine protection." Bacon.

3. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.

4. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods. "The divine Apollo said." Shak.

5. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir J. Davies. "The divine Desdemona." Shak.

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king.
Prov. xvi. 10.

But not to one in this benighted age
Is that diviner inspiration given.

6. Presageful; foreboding; prescient. [Obs.]

Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill,
Misgave him.

7. Relating to divinity or theology.

Church history and other divine learning.

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