Origin of propitiation
Examples from the Web for propitiation
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
We have burnt it for a propitiation, ma'amzelle; it no longer exists.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.Expositions of Holy Scripture
The first passage tells of the propitiation He made for the sins of the people.The Work Of Christ
A. C. Gaebelein
There was then no idea of propitiation, of benefits to ensue.Religions of Ancient China
Herbert A. Giles
Word Origin and History for propitiation
late 14c., from Late Latin propitiationem (nominative propitiatio) "an atonement," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin propitiare "appease, propitiate," from propitius "favorable, gracious, kind, well-disposed," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + stem related to petere "to make for, go to; seek, strive after; ask for, beg, beseech, request" (see petition (n.)).
The sense in Latin is perhaps because the word originally was religious, literally "a falling or rushing toward," hence "eager," and, of the gods, "well-disposed." Earliest recorded form of the word in English is propitiatorium "the mercy seat, place of atonement" (c.1200), translating Greek hilasterion.