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Pantheon

[pan-thee-on, -uh n or, esp. British, pan-thee-uh n] /ˈpæn θiˌɒn, -ən or, esp. British, pænˈθi ən/
noun
1.
a domed circular temple at Rome, erected a.d. 120–124 by Hadrian, used as a church since a.d.
2.
(lowercase) a public building containing tombs or memorials of the illustrious dead of a nation.
3.
(lowercase) the place of the heroes or idols of any group, individual, movement, party, etc., or the heroes or idols themselves:
to earn a place in the pantheon of American literature.
4.
(lowercase) a temple dedicated to all the gods.
5.
(lowercase) the gods of a particular mythology considered collectively.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English panteon < Latin Panthēon < Greek Pántheion, noun use of neuter of pántheios of all gods, equivalent to pan- pan- + the(ós) god + -ios adj. suffix
Related forms
pantheonic, adjective

Panthéon

[pahn-tey-awn] /pɑ̃ teɪˈɔ̃/
noun
1.
a national monument in Paris, France, used as a sepulcher for eminent French persons, begun in 1764 by Soufflot as the church of Ste. Geneviève and secularized in 1885.
Also called Panthéon Français
[frahn-se] /frɑ̃ˈsɛ/ (Show IPA)
.
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  • Furthermore, in lovecraft the great old ones, or ancient ones, have no unified Pantheon.
  • He was also a major member, or perhaps head, of the Pantheon of the biblical philistines.
British Dictionary definitions for Pantheon

pantheon

/pænˈθiːən; ˈpænθɪən/
noun
1.
(esp in ancient Greece or Rome) a temple to all the gods
2.
all the gods collectively of a religion
3.
a monument or building commemorating a nation's dead heroes
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek Pantheion, from pan- + -theios divine, from theos god

Pantheon

/pænˈθiːən; ˈpænθɪən/
noun
1.
a circular temple in Rome dedicated to all the gods, built by Agrippa in 27 bc, rebuilt by Hadrian 120–24 ad, and used since 609 ad as a Christian church
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Word Origin and History for Pantheon

pantheon

n.

c.1300, from Pantheon, name of a temple for all the gods built in Rome c.25 B.C.E. by Agrippa (since 609 C.E. made into the Christian church of Santa Maria Rotonda), from Greek Pantheion (hieron) "(shrine) of all the gods," from pantheion, neuter of pantheios, from pan- "all" (see pan-) + theios "of or for the gods," from theos "god" (see Thea). Sense of any group of exalted persons is first found 1590s.

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