fire-worship

fire-worship
noun
the worship of fire
Syn: ↑pyrolatry
Hypernyms: ↑worship

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  • Fire worship — Worship or deification of fire (also pyrodulia, pyrolatry or pyrolatria) is known from various religions. Fire has been an important part of human culture since the Lower Paleolithic. The earliest known traces of controlled fire were found at… …   Wikipedia

  • Fire worship — Worship Wor ship, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS. weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + scipe ship. See {Worth}, a., and { ship}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] A man of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire worship — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • FIRE-WORSHIP —    worship of fire, especially as embodied in the sun viewed as the most express and emphatic exhibition of beneficent divine power …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • fire worship — worship of fire (prevailing mainly in Persia) …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • fire worship — noun : religious homage to fire or to a deity symbolized by fire …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire-worship — n. Mazdeism, Zoroastrianism, Magianism, Parseeism, Dualism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Worship — Wor ship, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS. weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + scipe ship. See {Worth}, a., and { ship}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] A man of worship and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire — (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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