idolatry


idolatry

noun, plural i·dol·a·tries.

  1. the religious worship of idols.
  2. excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.

noun

  1. the worship of idols
  2. great devotion or reverence
n.

mid-13c., from Old French idolatrie, from Vulgar Latin idolatria, shortened from Late Latin idololatria (Tertullian), from Ecclesiastical Greek eidololatria “worship of idols,” from eidolon “image” (see idol) + latreia “worship, service” (see -latry).

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