Polytheism definition

pŏlē-thē-ĭzəm, pŏlē-thēĭz-əm
The worship of or belief in more than one god.
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Belief in or worship of many gods, or more than one god.
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The belief of the existence of many gods.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
polytheism
Plural:
polytheisms

Origin of polytheism

  • French polythéisme from Greek polutheos polytheistic polu- poly- theos god dhēs- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From French polythéisme (ca. 1580), English from the early 17th century, a learned formation from poly- (πολύς (polús, “many")) and -theism (θεός (theós, “god")) (poly- +"Ž theism).

    From Wiktionary