cynolatry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyno- +‎ -latry

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: cy‧no‧la‧try

Noun[edit]

cynolatry (uncountable)

  1. The worship of dogs.
    • 1876, Appletons' journal
      Such instances of insane cynolatry are not very common, fortunately, in this country; but on the Continent and in Great Britain they may be frequently seen...
    • 1909, Ambrose Bierce, “The Dog in Ganegwag”, in The Land beyond the Blow:
      Cynolatry is tolerant so long as the dog is not denied an equal divinity with the deities of other faiths.