Idolatry meaning

ī-dŏlə-trē
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Excessive devotion to or reverence for some person or thing.
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Blind or excessive devotion to something.
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The definition of fidolatry is extreme admiration or worship, or the worship of craven images or things other than God.

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

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Worship of idols.
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The worship of idols.
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The admiration of somebody or something.
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Worship of idols.
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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.

    From Wiktionary