Idolatry Definition

ī-dŏlə-trē
idolatries
noun
idolatries
Worship of idols.
Webster's New World
Excessive devotion to or reverence for some person or thing.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Idolatry

Noun

Singular:
idolatry
Plural:
idolatries

Origin of Idolatry

  • From Old French idolatrie, ydolatrie, from Late Latin īdōlatrīa, from Ecclesiastical Latin īdōlolatrīa, from Ancient Greek εἰδωλολατρία (eidōlolatria, “worship of idols”), back-formation from εἰδωλολάτρης (eidōlolatrēs) (īdōlatra in Latin), from εἴδωλον (eidōlon, “idol”) + λάτρις (latris, “worshipper”) or λατρεύω (latreuō, “I worship”), from λάτρον (latron, “payment”); cognate with modern French idolâtrie, Italian idolatria, Occitan ydolatria, and Spanish idolatria.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English idolatrie from Old French from Latin īdōlolatrīa from Greek eidōlolatreiā eidōlon idol idol latreiā service

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

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