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pol·y·the·ism

 (pŏl′ē-thē-ĭz′əm, pŏl′ē-thē′ĭz-əm)
n.
The worship of or belief in more than one god.

[French polythéisme, from Greek polutheos, polytheistic : polu-, poly- + theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

pol′y·the′ist n.
pol′y·the·is′tic adj.

polytheism

(ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzəm; ˌpɒlɪˈθiːɪzəm)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the worship of or belief in more than one god
ˈpolyˌtheist n
ˌpolytheˈistic, ˌpolytheˈistical adj
ˌpolytheˈistically adv

pol•y•the•ism

(ˈpɒl i θiˌɪz əm, ˌpɒl iˈθi ɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
[1605–15; < French polythéisme; see poly-, theism]
pol′y•the`ist, n., adj.
pol`y•the•is′tic, pol`y•the•is′ti•cal, adj.
pol`y•the•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

polytheism

a belief in, or worship of, many gods. — polytheist, n.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polytheism - belief in multiple Gods
theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
tritheism - (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods
monotheism - belief in a single God
Translations
polyteismi
बहुदेववाद
mnogoboštvopoliteizam
fjölgyðistrú
politeizmwielobóstwo
politeism
politeizem
mnogoboštvoneznaboštvopoliteizamмногобоштвонезнабoштво
політеїзм
شرک
多神教

polytheism

[ˈpɒlɪθiːɪzəm] Npoliteísmo m

polytheism

nPolytheismus m

polytheism

[ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzm] npoliteismo
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