heliolatry

[ hee-lee-ol-uh-tree ]
/ ˌhi liˈɒl ə tri /

noun

worship of the sun.

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Origin of heliolatry

First recorded in 1820–30; helio- + -latry

OTHER WORDS FROM heliolatry

he·li·ol·a·ter, nounhe·li·ol·a·trous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for heliolatry

  • The heliolatry organized principally for political ends by the Incas of Peru, stands alone in the religions of the red race.

    The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton

British Dictionary definitions for heliolatry

heliolatry
/ (ˌhiːlɪˈɒlətrɪ) /

noun

worship of the sun

Derived forms of heliolatry

heliolater, nounheliolatrous, adjective
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