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Mithraic

play
adjective Mith·ra·ic \mi-ˈthrā-ik\

Definition of Mithraic

  1. :  of or relating to a mystery cult for men of Iranian origin that flourished in the late Roman empire

Mithraism play \ˈmith-rə-ˌi-zəm, -(ˌ)rā-\ noun
Mithraist play \mi-ˈthrā-ist\ noun or adjective


Origin of mithraic

Late Greek mithraikos of Mithras, ancient Persian god of light, from Greek Mithras, from Old Persian Mithra


First Known Use: 1678


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