Variant of pagan
- a person who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew; heathen: formerly, sometimes applied specif. to a non-Christian by Christians
- a person who has no religion
- a person who worships nature or the earth, specif., one who practices a form of worship in imitation of any of various religions that historically preceded Christianity
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
- of pagans or paganism; not Christian, Muslim, or Jewish
- not religious; heathen
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