From Hull AWE
Jump to: navigation, search

The adjective and substantive almighty has only one '-l-', although it is derived form the common adjective all.

  • Used as a noun, when it should be written with upper case A, it is a common term of respectful reference to the (usually, in Europe, Christian) God, as in the hymn "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation". Here it is an equivalent of the Latinate omnipotent, more literally translated as 'all-powerful' (from the Latin omn- 'all' and potent 'able to do').