the worship of the sun
Syn: ↑heliolatry
Hypernyms: ↑worship

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  • sun worship — noun Adoration or deification of the sun • • • Main Entry: ↑sun * * * sun worship, the worship of the sun, especially as the symbol of the deity or as a source of light and heat …   Useful english dictionary

  • sun worship — Veneration of the sun or its representation as a deity. It appears in several early cultures, notably in ancient Egypt, Indo Europe, and Mesoamerica, where urban civilizations were combined with a strong ideology of sacred kingship, in which… …   Universalium

  • sun worship — Synonyms and related words: Druidism, Parsiism, Sabaism, Zoroastrianism, animal worship, demonism, demonolatry, devil worship, fetishism, fire worship, heathenism, hero worship, iconoduly, iconolatry, idol worship, idolatrousness, idolatry,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • SUN-WORSHIP —    the worship of the sun is conceived of as an impersonation of the deity, that originated among races so far advanced in civilisation as to recognise what they owed to its benignant influence, in particular as tillers of the soil, and, is… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • sun worship — holding of religious rites in honor of the sun, believing that the sun is a supreme being …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sun-worship — /ˈsʌn wɜʃəp/ (say sun wershuhp) noun the practice of giving reverence to the sun as a deity. –sunworshipper, noun …  

  • sun worshipper — or sunˈworshipper noun 1. An adherent of sun worship 2. A person who spends long periods of time sunbathing • • • Main Entry: ↑sun * * * noun, pl ⋯ pers [count] informal : someone who enjoys lying in the sun to get a suntan …   Useful english dictionary

  • sun — sunlike, adj. /sun/, n., v., sunned, sunning. n. 1. (often cap.) the star that is the central body of the solar system, around which the planets revolve and from which they receive light and heat: its mean distance from the earth is about 93… …   Universalium

  • SUN — (Heb., שֶׁמֶשׁ; poetical form חַמָּה; Isa. 24:23; 30:26; Song 6:10, et al.). A deity for Israel s neighbors, the sun is for Israel the greater light to rule the day , created on the fourth day of creation (Gen. 1:16). In Joseph s dream, the sun… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sun|day — «SUHN dee, day», noun, adjective. –n. 1. the first day of the week. 2. the day of rest and worship for most Christians; the Christian Sabbath. –adj. 1. of, taking place on, or characteristic of Sunday: »a Sunday concert, a Sunday picnic. 2. not… …   Useful english dictionary

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