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 polythÃ©isme (ca. 1580), English from the early 17th century, a learned formation from poly- (Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚ (polÃºs, “many")) and -theism (Î¸ÎµÏŒÏ‚ (theÃ³s, “god")) (poly- +"Ž theism).