Sunday, February 28, 2016

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Atheism

According to the WordReference dictionary, atheism means "the doctrine or belief that there is no God or the existence of a supreme being or beings."

According to the Etymology Dictionary the word atheism was created in France in 1580 and comes from Greek a- "no" + -theos "god".

Other words referring to a- are: Amorphous, Abnormal and Achromatic. Referring to -theos are: Autotheism, Pantheism and Polytheism.

We can see the use of the word atheism in this article.


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