The Name of God in Latin
The English word “deity” is derived from the name "God" in Latin. Some examples below show the different declensions (forms of the proper noun), comparing verses from the Latin Vulgate with the King James Version.
Latin: In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram
English: In (the) beginning, God created heaven and earth
Latin: et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas
English: and the spirit of God moved upon the waters
Latin: In principio erat Verbum,
et Verbum erat apud Deum,
et Deus erat Verbum.
English: In (the) beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and God was the Word.
Latin: fuit homo missus a Deo cui nomen erat Iohannes
English: there was a man sent from God whose name was John