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theopathy

[ thee-op-uh-thee ]
/ θiˈɒp ə θi /

noun

religious emotion excited by the contemplation of God.

Nearby words

theomania, theomaniac, theomorphic, theonomy, theopathic, theopathy, theophagy, theophany, theophilus, theophobia, theophrastus

Origin of theopathy

First recorded in 1740–50; theo- + (sym)pathy
Related formsthe·o·pa·thet·ic [thee-oh-puh-thet-ik] /ˌθi oʊ pəˈθɛt ɪk/, the·o·path·ic [thee-uh-path-ik] /ˌθi əˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for theopathy

theopathy

/ (θɪˈɒpəθɪ) /

noun

religious emotion engendered by the contemplation of or meditation upon God
Derived Formstheopathetic (ˌθɪəpəˈθɛtɪk) or theopathic (ˌθɪəˈpæθɪk), adjective

Word Origin for theopathy

C18: from theo- + -pathy, from sympathy
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