archæolatry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

archæ- +‎ -o- +‎ -latry, from Ancient Greek: ἀρχαῖος ‎(arkhaîos, ancient) in combination with λατρεία ‎(latreía, service", "worship)

Noun[edit]

archæolatry

  1. (literally) Worship of an antiquity.
    • 1854, The Revolution In China, in The eclectic magazine of foreign literature, science, and art, Volume II, page 90:
      China—a world within itself, a world once far ahead probably of all contemporaries—has been effectually stereotyped, or rather petrified, by its own incrustation of pride and archæolatry, while all the rest of the world has outstripped and eclipsed it in every item of national greatness and social advancement.