aischrolatreia

noun ais·chro·la·treia \ˌī-skrō-lə-ˈtrī-ə\

Definition of aischrolatreia

plural

-s

  1. :  worship of filth :  cult of the obscene

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Origin and Etymology of aischrolatreia

Greek aischros shameful, ugly (from aischos disgrace) + -latreia -latry; probably akin to Old English ǣwisc, ǣwisce disgrace, shame, ǣwan to despise, Middle High German eisch ugly, Middle Low German eichelen, ēchelen to disgust, Gothic aiwiski disgrace


First Known Use: 1912


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