solarism

[ soh-luh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˈsoʊ ləˌrɪz əm /

noun

the interpretation of myths by reference to the sun, especially such interpretation carried to an extreme.

Nearby words

  1. solar wind,
  2. solar year,
  3. solar-electric propulsion,
  4. solar-heat,
  5. solarimeter,
  6. solarium,
  7. solarize,
  8. solate,
  9. solation,
  10. solatium

Origin of solarism

First recorded in 1880–85; solar1 + -ism

Related formsso·lar·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for solarism

solarism

/ (ˈsəʊləˌrɪzəm) /

noun

the explanation of myths in terms of the movements and influence of the sun
Derived Formssolarist, noun

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