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Mithraism

[mith-ruh-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. an ancient Persian religion in which Mithras was worshiped, involving secret rituals to which only men were admitted: a major competitor of Christianity in the Roman empire during the 2nd and 3rd centuries a.d.
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Also Mith·ra·i·cism [mith-rey-uh-siz-uh m] /mɪθˈreɪ əˌsɪz əm/.

Origin of Mithraism

Related formsMith·ra·ic [mith-rey-ik] /mɪθˈreɪ ɪk/, Mith·ra·is·tic, adjectiveMith·ra·ist, noun
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Mithraism

Mithraicism (mɪθˈreɪɪˌsɪzəm)

noun
  1. the ancient Persian religion of Mithras. It spread to the Roman Empire during the first three centuries ad
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Derived FormsMithraic (mɪθˈreɪɪk) or Mithraistic, adjectiveMithraist, noun, adjective
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