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idolater

[ahy-dol-uh-ter] /aɪˈdɒl ə tər/
noun
1.
Also, idolist
[ahyd-l-ist] /ˈaɪd l ɪst/ (Show IPA)
. a worshiper of idols.
2.
a person who is an immoderate admirer; devotee.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English idolatrer, equivalent to idolatr(ie) idolatry + -er -er2; -rer > -er by dissimilation
Related forms
self-idolater, noun
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Word Origin and History for idolist

idolater

n.

late 14c., ydolatrer "idol-worshipper," from Old French idolatre, contracted from Late Latin idololatres, from Ecclesiastical Greek eidololatres "idol-worshipper" (see idolatry).

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