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anthropopathy

[an-thruh-pop-uh-thee] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒp ə θi/
noun
1.
ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, especially to a deity.
Also, anthropopathism.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Medieval Latin anthrōpopatheia < Greek anthrōpopátheia humanness. See anthropo-, -pathy
Related forms
anthropopathic
[an-thruh-puh-path-ik] /ˌæn θrə pəˈpæθ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropopathism

anthropopathy

/ˌænθrəˈpɒpəθɪ/
noun
1.
the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc
Derived Forms
anthropopathic (ˌænθrəpəˈpæθɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for anthropopathism

anthropopathy

n.

"ascribing of human feelings to god," 1640s, from Greek anthropopatheia "humanity," literally "human feeling," from anthropo- + -patheia, comb. form of pathos "suffering, disease, feeling" (see pathos). Related: Anthropopathic; anthropopathically.

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