Anathemas
Anathema A*nath"e*ma, n.; pl. {Anathemas}. [L. anath[e^]ma, fr. Gr. ? anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also L. anath[=e]ma, fr. Gr. ? a votive offering; all fr. ? to set up as a votive gift, dedicate; ? up + ? to set. See {Thesis}.] 1. A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed. [1913 Webster]

[They] denounce anathemas against unbelievers. --Priestley. [1913 Webster]

2. An imprecation; a curse; a malediction. [1913 Webster]

Finally she fled to London followed by the anathemas of both [families]. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

3. Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority. [1913 Webster]

The Jewish nation were an anathema destined to destruction. St. Paul . . . says he could wish, to save them from it, to become an anathema, and be destroyed himself. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{Anathema Maranatha}(see --1 Cor. xvi. 22), an expression commonly considered as a highly intensified form of anathema. Maran atha is now considered as a separate sentence, meaning, ``Our Lord cometh.'' [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • anathemas — a·nath·e·ma || É™ næθəmÉ™ n. ban, excommunication; despised person or thing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Origen — This article is about the 3rd century theologian. For other uses, see Origen (disambiguation). Origen Era Ante Nicene Fathers Born 184/5 Probably Alexandria, Egypt …   Wikipedia

  • Old Orthodox Movement — From one forth to two thirds of the Russian people basing their decision on the rule of the Council of Nicea in 325 that one must Let what is ancient prevail formed the Old Orthodox movement. There are two views of them. One is that they are… …   Wikipedia

  • Filioque — Christianity portal …   Wikipedia

  • Theodoret of Cyrrhus — born с 393, Antioch, Syria died с 458/466 Syrian theologian and bishop whose writings were a moderating influence on the 5th century Christological disputes. First a monk, he became bishop of Cyrrhus (near Antioch) by 423. Influenced by St. John… …   Universalium

  • Anathema — A*nath e*ma, n.; pl. {Anathemas}. [L. anath[e^]ma, fr. Gr. ? anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also L. anath[=e]ma, fr. Gr. ? a votive offering; all fr. ? to set up as a votive gift, dedicate; ? up + ? to set. See {Thesis}.] 1. A ban or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anathema Maranatha — Anathema A*nath e*ma, n.; pl. {Anathemas}. [L. anath[e^]ma, fr. Gr. ? anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also L. anath[=e]ma, fr. Gr. ? a votive offering; all fr. ? to set up as a votive gift, dedicate; ? up + ? to set. See {Thesis}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Council of Chalcedon — Date 451 A.D. Accepted by Roman Catholics, Old Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans Previous council First Council of Ephesus Next council Second Council of Constantinople …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern Orthodoxy — the faith, practice, membership, and government of the Eastern Orthodox Church. * * * officially Orthodox Catholic Church One of the three major branches of Christianity. Its adherents live mostly in Greece, Russia, the Balkans, Ukraine, and the… …   Universalium

  • Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria — Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and of All Africa Ϯⲉⲕ̀ⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ̀ⲛⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ̀ⲛⲟⲣⲑⲟⲇⲟⲝⲟⲥ Coptic Orthod …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”