polytheism

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noun poly·the·ism \ˈpä-lē-(ˌ)thē-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of polytheism

  1. :  belief in or worship of more than one god

polytheist

play \-ˌthē-ist\ adjective or noun

polytheistic

play \ˌpä-lē-thē-ˈis-tik\ or less commonly

polytheistical

play \-ˈis-ti-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of polytheism

French polytheisme, from Late Greek polytheos polytheistic, from Greek, of many gods, from poly- + theos god


First Known Use: 1613

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POLYTHEISM Defined for English Language Learners

polytheism

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noun poly·the·ism \ˈpä-lē-(ˌ)thē-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of polytheism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that there is more than one god


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