pagan

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See also: Pagan and păgân

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Etymology[edit]

Recorded in English since c1375. From Latin pāgānus (rural, rustic), later "civilian". The meaning "not (Judeo-)Christian" arose in Vulgar Latin, probably from the 4th century.[1] It is unclear whether this usage is derived primarily from the "rustic" or from the "civilian" meaning, which in Roman army jargon meant 'clumsy'. As a self-designation of neopagans attested since 1990.

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pagan (not comparable)

  1. Relating to, characteristic of or adhering to non-Abrahamist religions, especially earlier polytheism.
    Many converted societies transformed their pagan deities into saints.
  2. (by extension) Savage, immoral, uncivilized, wild.

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pagan (plural pagans)

  1. A person not adhering to any major or recognized religion, especially a heathen or non-Abrahamist, follower of a pantheistic or nature-worshipping religion, neopagan.
    This community has a surprising number of pagans.
  2. (by extension) An uncivilized or unsocialized person
  3. Especially an unruly, badly educated child.

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  1. ^ Augustine, Divers. Quaest. 83.

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Asturian[edit]

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pagan

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of pagar

Galician[edit]

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pagan

  1. third-person plural present indicative of pagar

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pagan

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of pagar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of pagar.