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Jun 17, 2020
This week’s theme
Words made with combining forms

This week’s words
lithophone
aischrolatreia
henotheism
hyponym
geratology

henotheism
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henotheism

PRONUNCIATION:
(HEN-uh-thee-iz-uhm)

MEANING:
noun: Belief in or worship of one god without denying the possibility of others.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek heno- (one) + -theism (belief in god). Earliest documented use: 1860.

USAGE:
“Of course, it is certainly easier and more economical to please a few gods rather than many, so henotheism slowly superseded polytheism, from which monotheism was a small, albeit logical step.”
Frank Luger; Lebenswert; Lulu; 2019.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right. -Igor Stravinsky, composer (17 Jun 1882-1971)

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