A person who worships nature or the earth, specif., a neopagan.
Relating to, characteristic of or adhering to non-Abrahamist religions, especially earlier polytheism.
(dated) The city of Bagan, Myanmar.
Other Word Forms of Pagan
Origin of Pagan
Recorded in English since c1375. From Latin pāgānus (“rural, rustic"), later "civilian". The meaning "not (Judeo-)Christian" arose in Vulgar Latin, probably from the 4th century. It is unclear whether this usage is derived primarily from the "rustic" or from the "civilian" meaning, which in Roman army jargon meant 'clumsy'. As a self-designation of neopagans attested since 1990.
Middle English from Late Latin pāgānus from Latin country-dweller, civilian from pāgus country, rural district pag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin pāgānus (“rustic, rural")
From Burmese ပုဂံ (pu.gam)
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