pantheon


pan·the·on

noun \ˈpan(t)-thē-ˌän, -ən\

: the gods of a particular country or group of people

: a group of people who are famous or important

: a temple that is built to honor all the gods of a particular country or group of people

Full Definition of PANTHEON

1
:  a temple dedicated to all the gods
2
:  a building serving as the burial place of or containing memorials to the famous dead of a nation
3
:  the gods of a people; especially :  the officially recognized gods
4
:  a group of illustrious or notable persons or things

Examples of PANTHEON

  1. the Greek and Roman pantheons

Origin of PANTHEON

Middle English Panteon, a temple at Rome, from Latin Pantheon, from Greek pantheion temple of all the gods, from neuter of pantheios of all gods, from pan- + theos god
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Archaeology Terms

Attic, Byzantine, Paleolithic, cairn, core, flint, horizon, neolithic, shard, stratum

Rhymes with PANTHEON

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