Other Word Forms of Atheism
Origin of Atheism
16th century French athéisme, from athée (“atheist”), a loan from Ancient Greek ἄθεος (átheos, “godless”), from ἀ- (a-, “without”) + θεός (theos, “deity, god”). First English attestation dates to 1587 (OED).
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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