Origin of syncretism
Examples from the Web for syncretic
Historical Examples of syncretic
The syncretic nature of the signs of practical experiences were reflected in the syncretism of tools and signs.
Due to the syncretic nature of such events, rituals addressed existence in its perceived totality.
The syncretic stage of human activity was dominated by observations and short cycles of action- reaction.
There is no distinct political dimension in the syncretic pragmatics of immediacy.
It was a difficult undertaking, especially under the provisions of centralized, syncretic authority.
Word Origin for syncretism
"reconciliation of different beliefs," 1610s, from Modern Latin syncretismus (David Pareus, 1615), from Greek synkretismos "union of communities," from synkretizein "to combine against a common enemy," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + second element of uncertain origin. One theory connects it with kretismos "lying," from kretizein "to lie like a Cretan;" another connects it with the stem of kerannynai "to mix, blend;" krasis "mixture."