a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek meaning “worship” (idolatry ); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (bardolatry ).

< Greek -latria. See latria, -y3

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n combining form
indicating worship of or excessive veneration of: idolatry; Mariolatry
[from Greek -latria, from latreia worship]
adj combining form

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suffix meaning "worship of," in use in native formations from 19c. (e.g. bardolatry), from Gk. -latreia "worship, service paid to the gods, hired labor," related to latron "pay, hire," latris "servant, worshipper."
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