polytheism


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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.
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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
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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.
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polytheism

a belief in, or worship of, many gods. — polytheist, n.
See also: God and Gods
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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
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Translations
polyteismi
बहुदेववाद
mnogoboštvopoliteizam
fjölgyðistrú
politeizmwielobóstwo
politeism
politeizem
mnogoboštvoneznaboštvopoliteizamмногобоштвонезнабoштво
політеїзм
شرک
多神教

polytheism

[ˈpɒlɪθiːɪzəm] Npoliteísmo m
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polytheism

nPolytheismus m
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polytheism

[ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzm] npoliteismo
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And that he did not rise again from the dead and the Trinity is dismissed as polytheism. They also do not believe in Original Sin and, therefore; no need for a redeemer.
This invisible veil they drew between themselves and the life of this world protected them against satan, being caught up by appearances and falling into polytheism. Therefore, when the Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) was cast into a well at a young age and later spent many years in a dungeon, despite being innocent of any crime, he never rebelled.
They culminate in Muhammad's freeing the sanctuary of the Ka'ba in Mecca--founded and renovated by Abraham together with his first-born son Ishmael--from its polytheism and rededicating it to Allah, the one and only God.
Islam rejects every kind of polytheism, dualism and trinity.
OIndeed whosoever purifies himself (by avoiding polytheism and accepting Islamic monotheism) shall achieve success, and remembers (glorifies) the name of his Lord and praysO (87:14-15).
He says that idolatry "is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another" (13).
Other lectures that have already been held include on topics such as compassion, the Day of Judgment, piety, faith, polytheism and the role of women.
The caption under one of the pictures read: "This is one of the Shiite shrines in Adra which the heroes of the Free Syrian Army exhumed and reburied in an unknown location since it had become a centre of polytheism".