Polytheist



[pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m, pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈpɒl i θiˌɪz əm, ˌpɒl iˈθi ɪz əm/

noun
1.
the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
/ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzəm; ˌpɒlɪˈθiːɪzəm/
noun
1.
the worship of or belief in more than one god
n.

1610s; see polytheism + -ist.
n.

1610s, from French polythéisme (16c.), formed from Greek polytheia “polytheism,” polytheos “of many gods,” from polys “many” (see poly-) + theos “god” (see Thea).

The belief in more than one god. The ancient Greeks, for example, were polytheists; their gods included Apollo, Athena, Dionysus, and Zeus. (Compare monotheism.)

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