Origin of orthodox
Synonyms for orthodox
Related Words for orthodoxacknowledged, approved, authoritative, canonical, conformist, conservative, conventional, correct, customary, devout, die-hard, established, legitimate, official, pious, proper, punctilious, reactionary, received, recognized
Examples from the Web for orthodox
Contemporary Examples of orthodox
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.
Ben is not Orthodox or particularly committed to adhering to traditional Jewish laws.
I mean my background weighed heavily, because I was brought up in this orthodox way.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
Most Allentown residents of Syrian heritage are Orthodox Christians from the Wadi-al-Nasara region in western Homs province.Welcome to Assadville, USA
November 11, 2014
Putin also blamed Ukrainian nationalists for attacking the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine.Why Are Swastikas Hot In West Ukraine?
October 17, 2014
Historical Examples of orthodox
I don't know what the orthodox people ever wanted to get up their theory of a hell for.Hetty's Strange History
I can also enjoy the orthodox Liberal, though I understand him only too well.
I can enjoy the orthodox Tory, though I could never understand him.
By a regular priest and bishop, sir;--orthodox and dignified clergymen!Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
She had been devoted to Macedonius, and often interceded for the orthodox.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Word Origin for orthodox
- of or relating to Orthodox Judaism
- (of an individual Jew) strict in the observance of Talmudic law and in personal devotions
mid-15c., of opinions, faith, from Late Latin orthodoxus, from Greek orthodoxos "having the right opinion," from orthos "right, true, straight" (see ortho-) + doxa "opinion, praise," from dokein "to seem," from PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent). As the name of the Eastern Church, first recorded in English 1772; in reference to a branch of Judaism, first recorded 1853.