anthropolatry

[ an-thruh-pol-uh-tree ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə tri /
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noun

the worship of a human being as a god.

Origin of anthropolatry

First recorded in 1650–60; anthropo- + -latry
Related formsan·thro·pol·a·ter, nounan·thro·pol·a·tric [an-thruh-pol-uh-trik, -puh-la-trik] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə trɪk, -pəˈlæ trɪk/, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anthropolatry

anthropolatry


n.

"worship of a human being," 1650s, from Greek anthropos (see anthropo-) + latreia "hired labor, service, worship" (see -latry).

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