Anthropopathic

anthropopathy

[an-thruh-pop-uh-thee]
noun
ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, especially to a deity.
Also, anthropopathism.


Origin:
1640–50; < Medieval Latin anthrōpopatheia < Greek anthrōpopátheia humanness. See anthropo-, -pathy

anthropopathic [an-thruh-puh-path-ik] , adjective
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anthropopathy or anthropopathism (ˌænθrəˈpɒpəθɪ)
 
n
the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc
 
anthropopathism or anthropopathism
 
n
 
anthropopathic or anthropopathism
 
adj

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anthropopathy
"ascribing of human feelings to god," from Gk. anthropopatheia "humanity," lit. "human feeling," from anthropo- + -patheia, from pathein "to suffer" (see pathos).
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