An ancient pantheon.
- A temple built to honor Zeus is an example of a pantheon.
- Zeus, Aphrodite and all of the other Gods of ancient Greece are an example of a pantheon.
- A large and ornate building where dead heroes are buried is an example of a pantheon.
- a temple for all the gods
- a temple built by Agrippa in Rome in 27 , and rebuilt in the 2d cent. by Hadrian: used since 609 as a Christian Church
- all the gods of a people
- a building in which famous dead persons of a nation are entombed or commemorated, as the church of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris
- any group of persons having lasting fame and eminence in a particular field: the pantheon of British poets
Origin of pantheonMiddle English Panteon ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek pantheion ; from pan, all (see pan-) + theos, a god: see theo-
- Pantheon A circular temple in Rome, completed around AD 125 and dedicated to all the gods.
- A temple dedicated to all gods.
- All the gods of a people considered as a group: Jupiter is head of the Roman pantheon.
- A public building commemorating and dedicated to the heroes of a nation.
- A group of persons most highly regarded for contributions to a field or endeavor: the pantheon of modern physics.
Origin of pantheonMiddle English Panteon, Pantheon, from Latin Panth&emacron;um, Panth&emacron;on, from Greek Pantheion, shrine of all the gods, from neuter sing. of pantheios, of all the gods : pan-, pan- + theos, god; see dh&emacron;s- in Indo-European roots.
(plural pantheons or panthea)
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From Ancient Greek Î Î¬Î½Î¸ÎµÎ¹Î¿Î½ (Pantheion, “a temple of all gods"), neuter of Ï€Î±Î½Î¸ÎµÎ¯Î¿Ï‚ (pantheios, “of or common to all gods"), from Ï€á¾¶Î½ (pÄn, “all, everything"), neuter of Ï€á¾¶Ï‚ (pÄs, “all, the whole") + Î¸ÎµÎ¯Î¿Ï‚ (theios, “of or for the gods"), from Î¸ÎµÏŒÏ‚ (theos, “god")