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Meaning of POLYTHEISM

Pronunciation:  'pâleethee`izum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  belief in multiple Gods
 

POLYTHEISM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: pantheism
 
 Antonyms: monotheism
 
 See Also: theism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pol"y*the*ism\, n. [Poly- + Gr. ? cf. F.
polyth['e]isme.]
The doctrine of, or belief in, a plurality of gods.

      In the Old Testament, the gradual development of
      polytheism from the primitive monotheism may be
      learned.                                 --Shaff-Herzog.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: belief in many gods.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acosmism, allotheism, anthropolatry, anthropomorphism, anthropotheism, autotheism, cosmotheism, deism, ditheism, dualism, dyotheism, henotheism, hylotheism, monolatry, monotheism, multitheism, myriotheism, pantheism, physicomorphism, physitheism, psychotheism, tetratheism, theism, theopantism, theriotheism, tritheism, zootheism
 

 

 

 

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