a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek meaning “worship” (idolatry); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (bardolatry).

Words nearby -latry

Origin of -latry

< Greek -latria. See latria, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -latry


n combining form

indicating worship of or excessive veneration ofidolatry; Mariolatry

Derived forms of -latry

-latrous, adj combining form

Word Origin for -latry

from Greek -latria, from latreia worship
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