henotheist

henotheism

[hen-uh-thee-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
the worship of a particular god, as by a family or tribe, without disbelieving in the existence of others.
2.
ascription of supreme divine attributes to whichever one of several gods is addressed at the time.

Origin:
1855–60; < Greek heno-, combining form of hén one (neuter of heîs) + theism

henotheist, noun
henotheistic, adjective
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henotheism (ˈhɛnəʊθiːˌɪzəm)
 
n
the worship of one deity (of several) as the special god of one's family, clan, or tribe
 
[C19: from Greek heis one + theos god]
 
'henotheist
 
n
 
henothe'istic
 
adj

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henotheism
1860, from Gk. henos "one." Belief in a single god without asserting that he is the only god. Coined by (Friedrich) Max Müller (1823-1900), professor of comparative philology at Oxford.
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