Mith·​ra·​ic mi-ˈthrā-ik How to pronounce Mithraic (audio)
: of or relating to a mystery cult for men of Iranian origin that flourished in the late Roman empire
Mithraism noun
Mithraist noun or adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mithraic was in 1678

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Cite this Entry

“Mithraic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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