theophoric

adjective
the·​o·​phor·​ic | \ ¦thēə¦fȯrik, -fär- \
variants: or theophorous \ thēˈäf(ə)rəs \

Definition of theophoric

: derived from or bearing the name of a god

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History and Etymology for theophoric

theophoric from Greek theophoros theophoric (from the- + -phoros -phorous) + English -ic; theophorous from Greek theophoros

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“Theophoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theophoric. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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