Definition of unknown God in English:

unknown God


  • An unfamiliar or unidentified god; (occasionally also) a god considered to be mysterious or beyond human understanding.

    Frequently with reference or allusion to Acts xvii. 23.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). Originally and frequently after Hellenistic Greek Ἄγνωστος Θεός (New Testament: Acts 17:23).