ditheism

noun
di·​the·​ism | \ ˈdīthēˌizəm, (ˈ)dīˈth- \
plural -s

Definition of ditheism

: belief in or theory of the existence of two gods or of two original principles, one good and one evil (as in Manichaeism)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from ditheism

ditheistic \ ¦dīthēˈistik \ or ditheistical \ -​stə̇kəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for ditheism

di- + -theism

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ditheism

Statistics for ditheism

Cite this Entry

“Ditheism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditheism. Accessed 21 January 2020.

Comments on ditheism

What made you want to look up ditheism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

good-natured easy friendliness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!