anthropopathy


anthropopathy

noun

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

noun

  1. 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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