Mithraic

adjective
Mith·​ra·​ic | \ mi-ˈthrā-ik How to pronounce Mithraic (audio) \

Definition of Mithraic

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

Other Words from Mithraic

Mithraism \ ˈmith-​rə-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Mithraism (audio) , -​(ˌ)rā-​ \ noun
Mithraist \ mi-​ˈthrā-​ist How to pronounce Mithraist (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Mithraic

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Mithraic

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

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“Mithraic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mithraic. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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