Other Word Forms
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).