idolatry[ī däl′ə trē]
- The definition of fidolatry is extreme admiration or worship, or the worship of craven images or things other than God.
Worshiping an idol or a person other than God is an example of idolatry.
To worship this statue would be idolatry.
- worship of idols
- excessive devotion to or reverence for some person or thing
Origin of idolatryMiddle English idolatrie ; from Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin idolatria ; from Gr(N.T.) eidōlolatreia: see idolater
- Worship of idols.
- Blind or excessive devotion to something.
Origin of idolatryMiddle English idolatrie, from Old French, from Latin īdōlolatrīa, from Greek eidōlolatreiā : eidōlon, idol; see idol + latreiā, service.
From Old French idolatrie, ydolatrie, from Late Latin īdōlatrīa, from Ecclesiastical Latin īdōlolatrīa, from Ancient Greek εἰδωλολατρία (eidōlolatria, “worship of idols”), back-formation from εἰδωλολάτρης (eidōlolatrēs) (īdōlatra in Latin), from εἴδωλον (eidōlon, “idol”) + λάτρις (latris, “worshipper”) or λατρεύω (latreuō, “I worship”), from λάτρον (latron, “payment”); cognate with modern French idolâtrie, Italian idolatria, Occitan ydolatria, and Spanish idolatria.