verb (used with object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
verb (used without object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
- blarney stone,
- blasco ibáñez,
- blasco ibáñez, vicente,
Origin of blaspheme
Examples from the Web for blasphemers
The bishops alone were acquainted with points of doctrine, and heretics and blasphemers were punished by civil law.
Those guilty as against God, the blasphemers, lie prone like Capaneus (line 46), and are subject to the fiercest pain.The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri|Dante Alighieri
Ra turned his eye upon the blasphemers, according to the counsel of Nun.Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt|Lewis Spence
May we see the destruction of that family of blasphemers and infidels, secretly in league with the Saracens.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
As my ears caught the sound of the dreadful oaths of the blasphemers, I thought of the Day of Judgment.Fred Markham in Russia|W. H. G. Kingston
Word Origin for blaspheme
mid-14c., from Old French blasfemer "to blaspheme" (14c., Modern French blasphémer), from Church Latin blasphemare (also in Late Latin "revile, reproach"), from Greek blasphemein "to speak lightly or amiss of sacred things, to slander," from blasphemos "evil-speaking" (see blasphemy). A reintroduction after the original word had been worn down and sense-shifted to blame. Related: Blasphemed; blaspheming.