Anthropopathy



ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, especially to a deity.
Historical Examples

The older abstract term is “anthropopathy,” literally “attributing human feelings,” in sense (b).
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

noun
the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc
n.

“ascribing of human feelings to god,” 1640s, from Greek anthropopatheia “humanity,” literally “human feeling,” from anthropo- + -patheia, comb. form of pathos “suffering, disease, feeling” (see pathos). Related: Anthropopathic; anthropopathically.

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