adoration

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French adoration, from Latin adōrātiō, adōrātiōnem (worship, adoration), from adōrō (beseech; adore, worship), from ad (to, towards) + ōrō (beg). adore +‎ -ation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌæ.dəˈɹeɪ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: ad‧o‧ra‧tion

Noun[edit]

adoration (countable and uncountable, plural adorations)

  1. (countable, religion) An act of religious worship.
  2. (uncountable) Admiration or esteem.
  3. (uncountable) The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.
  4. (historical) The selection of a pope by acclamation and before any formal ballot (excluded as a voting method in 1621 by Pope Gregory XV).
  5. (Christianity) Worship of Christ in the Eucharistic host in the Catholic Church, often while exposed in a monstrance.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin adōrātiōnem (worship, adoration), from adōrō (beseech; adore, worship), from ad (to, towards) + ōrō (beg).

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adoration f (plural adorations)

  1. adoration
  2. (religion) adoration

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