anthropopathism
noun Etymology: Late Greek anthrōpopatheia humanity, from Greek anthrōpopathēs having human feelings, from anthrōp- + pathos experience — more at pathos Date: 1847 the ascription of human feelings to something not human

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  • Anthropopathism — An thro*pop a*thism, Anthropopathy An thro*pop a*thy, n. [Gr. ?; ? man + ? suffering, affection, passion, ?, ?, to suffer.] The ascription of human feelings or passions to God, or to a polytheistic deity. [1913 Webster] In its recoil from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropopathism — an·thro·pop·a·thism (ăn thrə pŏpʹə thĭz əm) n. Attribution of human feelings to things not human, such as inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.   [Late Greek anthrōpopathēs, involved in human suffering (from Greek, having human… …   Universalium

  • anthropopathism — an·thro·pop·a·thism …   English syllables

  • anthropopathism —  Антропопатизм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • anthropopathism —   n. ascribing human feelings to a god or inanimate object. anthropopathic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anthropopathism — ˌ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˈpäpəˌthizəm noun ( s) Etymology: anthropopathy + ism : the ascription of human feelings to something that is not human …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthropopathy — Anthropopathism An thro*pop a*thism, Anthropopathy An thro*pop a*thy, n. [Gr. ?; ? man + ? suffering, affection, passion, ?, ?, to suffer.] The ascription of human feelings or passions to God, or to a polytheistic deity. [1913 Webster] In its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthropopath — Anthropopathism, from the Greek Anthropos , meaning man and Pathos , meaning to feel or suffer. This is the assignation of human emotional characteristics to a non human subject, when these are traits they do not possess.This is a technique… …   Wikipedia

  • Anthropology — An thro*pol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? man + logy.] 1. The science of the structure and functions of the human body. [1913 Webster] 2. The science of man, including the study of the ditribution of physical and cultural attributes in relation to man s origin …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropopathy — anthropopathic /an threuh peuh path ik/, adj. /an threuh pop euh thee/, n. ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, esp. to a deity. Also, anthropopathism. [1640 50; < ML anthropopatheia < Gk anthropopátheia… …   Universalium

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