monotheism

[mon-uh-thee-iz-uh m]

Origin of monotheism

First recorded in 1650–60; mono- + (poly)theism
Related formsmon·o·the·ist, noun, adjectivemon·o·the·is·tic, mon·o·the·is·ti·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monotheism

monotheism

noun
  1. the belief or doctrine that there is only one God
Derived Formsmonotheist, noun, adjectivemonotheistic, adjectivemonotheistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for monotheism
n.

"belief that there is but one god," 1650s, from Greek mono-, comb. form of monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + theos "a god" (see Thea).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

monotheism in Culture

monotheism

A belief in one god. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all monotheistic religions. (Compare polytheism.)

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