mithraic
mithraic mithraic mithraistic mithraisticadj. Of or pertaining to Mithraism. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Mithraic — [mith rā′ik] adj. of Mithras or Mithraism * * * See Mithraism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mithraic — [mith rā′ik] adj. of Mithras or Mithraism …   English World dictionary

  • Mithraic — adjective Of or relating to the Roman Mysteriae Mithrae ( Mysteries of Mithras , Mithraic Mysteries ), an astrology centric, middle platonic mystery cult of the 1st 4th century that claimed to have been founded by Zoroaster . See Also: Mithra,… …   Wiktionary

  • Mithraic — adjective Etymology: Late Greek mithraikos of Mithras, ancient Persian god of light, from Greek Mithras, from Old Persian Mithra Date: 1678 of or relating to a mystery cult for men of Iranian origin that flourished in the late Roman empire •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mithraic — mith·ra·ic …   English syllables

  • mithraic — adjective of or relating to Mithraism or its god • Syn: ↑mithraistic • Pertains to noun: ↑Mithraism (for: ↑mithraistic), ↑Mithraism • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mithraic mysteries — Double faced Mithraic relief. Rome, 2nd to 3rd century AD. Louvre Museum The Mithraic Mysteries were a mystery religion practised in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra, adapted into Greek… …   Wikipedia

  • Mithraic Mysteries — Top: Mithras killing the bull, being looked over by the Sun god and the Moon goddess. Bottom: Mithras banqueting with the Sun god.] The Mithraic Mysteries or Mysteries of Mithras (also Mithraism) was a Roman mystery religion which became popular… …   Wikipedia

  • Mithraism — Mithraic /mith ray ik/, Mithraistic, adj. Mithraist, n. /mith reuh iz euhm/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • mithraistic — mithraic mithraic mithraistic mithraisticadj. Of or pertaining to Mithraism. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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