Bo·​go·​mil ˌbə-gə-ˈmēl How to pronounce Bogomil (audio)
variants or less commonly Bogomile
: a member of a medieval Bulgarian sect holding that God has two sons, the rebellious Satan and the obedient Jesus

Word History


Middle Greek Bogomilos, from Bogomilos Bogomil, 10th century Bulgarian priest, founder of the sect

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bogomil was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Bogomil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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