anthropopathy

or an·thro·pop·a·thism

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

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

Nearby words

  1. anthropomorphous,
  2. anthroponomy,
  3. anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis,
  4. anthroponym,
  5. anthroponymy,
  6. anthropophagi,
  7. anthropophagite,
  8. anthropophagy,
  9. anthropophilic,
  10. anthropophyte

Origin of anthropopathy

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for anthropopathy

anthropopathy

anthropopathism

/ (ˌænθrəˈpɒpəθɪ) /

noun

the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc
Derived Formsanthropopathic (ˌænθrəpəˈpæθɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for anthropopathy

anthropopathy

n.

"ascribing of human feelings to god," 1640s, from Greek anthropopatheia "humanity," literally "human feeling," from anthropo- + -patheia, comb. form of pathos "suffering, disease, feeling" (see pathos). Related: Anthropopathic; anthropopathically.

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