Mithraicism
Mithraicism Mithraicism prop. n. Mithraism.

Syn: . [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Mithraicism — noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d. • Syn: ↑Mithraism • Derivationally related forms: ↑mithraistic (for: ↑Mithraism), ↑Mithraist (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mithraism — prop. n. The ancient Persian religion which worshiped Mithra; it was popular among Romans during first three centuries a. d. Syn: Mithraicism. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mithraism — /ˈmɪθreɪˌɪzəm/ (say mithray.izuhm) noun an ancient Persian religion worshipping Mithras the god of light and truth and later of the sun, seen as a source of some Christian moral teaching. Also, Mithraicism /mɪθˈreɪəsɪzəm/ (say mith rayuhsizuhm).… …   Australian English dictionary

  • religious belief — noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny (Freq. 6) he lost his faith but not his morality • Syn: ↑religion, ↑faith • Derivationally related forms: ↑religious (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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