Worshiping an idol or a person other than God is an example of idolatry.
Origin of idolatry
- 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
- 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.