The definition of a pagan is a person who worships many gods or who worships nature and the Earth.(noun)
An example of a pagan is someone who celebrates the winter solstice as a religious holiday.
See pagan in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < LL(Ec) paganus, a heathen, pagan (contrasted with Christian or Jew) < L, a peasant, rustic < pagus, country < IE base *pak-, to join, enclose, fasten > fang, L pax
See pagan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Late Latin pāgānus
Origin: , from Latin, country-dweller, civilian
Origin: , from pāgus, country, rural district; see pag- in Indo-European roots.
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