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Mithraism

[mith-ruh-iz-uh m] /ˈmɪθ rəˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
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-uh m] /mɪθˈreɪ əˌsɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Mithraic
[mith-rey-ik] /mɪθˈreɪ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Mithraistic, adjective
Mithraist, noun
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Mithraism

/ˈmɪθreɪˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
the ancient Persian religion of Mithras. It spread to the Roman Empire during the first three centuries ad
Derived Forms
Mithraic (mɪθˈreɪɪk), Mithraistic, adjective
Mithraist, noun, adjective
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