Definition of pantheon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpænθiən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænθiɑːn//
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  1. 1(specialist) all the gods of a nation or people the ancient Egyptian pantheon
  2. 2(formal) a group of people who are famous within a particular area of activity She has won her place in the pantheon of popular culture.
  3. 3 a temple (= religious building) built in honour of all the gods of a nation; a building in which famous dead people of a nation are buried or honoured
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (referring especially to the Pantheon, a large circular temple in Rome): via Latin from Greek pantheion, from pan ‘all’ + theion ‘holy’ (from theos ‘god’).
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