Henotheism definition

hĕnə-thē-ĭzəm
Belief in the supremacy of one god without denying the existence of others.
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Belief in or worship of one god without denying the existence of others.
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Belief in or worship of one deity without denying the existence of other deities.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
henotheism
Plural:
henotheisms

Origin of henotheism

  • Greek heno- (from heis hen- one sem-1 in Indo-European roots) Greek theos god dhēs- in Indo-European roots –ism

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Henotheismus, coined 19th century by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, from Ancient Greek ἕν (hen) (stem of εἷς (heis, “one”)) + Theismus

    From Wiktionary