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



BrE BrE//ˈpɒliθiɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːliθiɪzəm//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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the belief that there is more than one god compare monotheism See related entries: Types of belief Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French polythéisme, from Greek polutheos ‘of many gods’, from polu- ‘many’ + theos ‘god’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: polytheism