mithraist

Mithraism

[mith-ruh-iz-uhm]
noun
an ancient Persian religion in which Mithras was worshiped, involving secret rituals to which only men were admitted: a major competitor of Christianity in the Roman empire during the 2nd and 3rd centuries a.d.
Also, Mithraicism [mith-rey-uh-siz-uhm] .


Origin:
Mithra(s) + -ism

Mithraic [mith-rey-ik] , Mithraistic, adjective
Mithraist, noun
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Mithraism or Mithraicism (ˈmɪθreɪˌɪzəm, mɪθˈreɪɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
the ancient Persian religion of Mithras. It spread to the Roman Empire during the first three centuries ad
 
Mithraicism or Mithraicism
 
n
 
Mithraic or Mithraicism
 
adj
 
Mithra'istic or Mithraicism
 
adj
 
'Mithraist or Mithraicism
 
n, —adj

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