blaspheme

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See also: blasphémé and blasphème

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English blasfemen, blasphemen, from Old French blasfemer, from Ecclesiastical Latin blasphēmō, from Ancient Greek βλασφημέω (blasphēméō). Doublet of blame.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌblæsˈfiːm/, /ˌblɑːsˈfiːm/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈblæs.fim/

Verb[edit]

blaspheme (third-person singular simple present blasphemes, present participle blaspheming, simple past and past participle blasphemed)

  1. (intransitive) To commit blasphemy; to speak against God or religious doctrine.
  2. (transitive) To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred).
  3. (transitive) To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

blaspheme (plural blasphemes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of blasphemy

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blasphēme

  1. vocative masculine singular of blasphēmus

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfemen

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfeme

Adjective[edit]

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfeme

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfemye