Origin of polytheismFrench polythéisme from Classical Greek polytheos, of many gods from poly-, many (see poly-) + theos, god: see theo-
Origin of polytheismFrench polythéisme from Greek polutheos polytheistic polu- poly- theos god ; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.
- The belief of the existence of many gods.
From French polythÃ©isme (ca. 1580), English from the early 17th century, a learned formation from poly- (Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚ (polÃºs, “many")) and -theism (Î¸ÎµÏŒÏ‚ (theÃ³s, “god")) (poly- +"Ž theism).