[ pan-thee-on, -uhn or, especially British, pan-thee-uhn ]
/ ˈpæn θiˌɒn, -ən or, especially British, pænˈθi ən /
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a domed circular temple at Rome, erected a.d. 120–124 by Hadrian, used as a church since a.d.
(lowercase) a public building containing tombs or memorials of the illustrious dead of a nation.
(lowercase) the place of the heroes or idols of any group, individual, movement, party, etc., or the heroes or idols themselves: to earn a place in the pantheon of American literature.
(lowercase) a temple dedicated to all the gods.
(lowercase) the gods of a particular mythology considered collectively.



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Origin of Pantheon

1375–1425; late Middle English panteon<Latin Panthēon<Greek Pántheion, noun use of neuter of pántheios of all gods, equivalent to pan-pan- + the(ós) god + -ios adj. suffix


pan·the·on·ic, adjective

Definition for Pantheon (2 of 2)

[ pahn-tey-awn ]
/ pɑ̃ teɪˈɔ̃ /


a national monument in Paris, France, used as a sepulcher for eminent French persons, begun in 1764 by Soufflot as the church of Ste. Geneviève and secularized in 1885.
Also called Panthéon Fran·çais [frahn-se]. /frɑ̃ˈsɛ/.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pantheon (1 of 2)

/ (pænˈθiːən, ˈpænθɪən) /


(esp in ancient Greece or Rome) a temple to all the gods
all the gods collectively of a religion
a monument or building commemorating a nation's dead heroes

Word Origin for pantheon

C14: via Latin from Greek Pantheion, from pan- + -theios divine, from theos god

British Dictionary definitions for Pantheon (2 of 2)

/ (pænˈθiːən, ˈpænθɪən) /


a circular temple in Rome dedicated to all the gods, built by Agrippa in 27 bc, rebuilt by Hadrian 120–24 ad, and used since 609 ad as a Christian church
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