polytheism

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Etymology[edit]

From French polythéisme (ca. 1580), English from the early 17th century, a learned formation from poly- (πολύς (polús, many)) and -theism (θεός (theós, god)) (poly- +‎ theism).

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  • IPA(key): /pɒliˈθiˈĭzˈəm/

Noun[edit]

polytheism (plural polytheisms)

  1. The belief of the existence of many gods.

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