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 Panthēum, Panthēon, from Greek Pantheion, shrine of all the gods, from neuter sing. of pantheios, of all the gods : pan-, pan- + theos, god; see dhēs- 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")