[ bog-uh-mil ]
/ ˈbɒg ə mɪl /


a member of a dualistic sect, flourishing chiefly in Bulgaria in the Middle Ages, that rejected most of the Old Testament and was strongly anticlerical in polity.
Also Bog·o·mile [bog-uh-mahyl] /ˈbɒg əˌmaɪl/.

Origin of Bogomil

1840–45; < Medieval Greek Bogómilos, from the name of a 10th cent. Bulgarian priest alleged to have founded the sect, in later South Slavic sources Bogomilŭ (a calque of Greek Theóphilos; see theo-, -phile)
Related formsBog·o·mil·i·an, adjectiveBog·o·mil·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bogomil

  • To add to the troubles of the Balkans, the Bogomil heresy appeared, dividing further the strength of the Bulgarian nation.

    Bulgaria|Frank Fox