anthropopathy

or an·thro·pop·a·thism

[ an-thruh-pop-uh-thee ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒp ə θi /

noun

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

Origin of anthropopathy

1640–50; < Medieval Latin anthrōpopatheia < Greek anthrōpopátheia humanness. See anthropo-, -pathy

Related forms

an·thro·po·path·ic [an-thruh-puh-path-ik] /ˌæn θrə pəˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective
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anthropopathy

anthropopathism

/ (ˌænθrəˈpɒpəθɪ) /

noun

the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc

Derived Forms

anthropopathic (ˌænθrəpəˈpæθɪk), adjective
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