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pantheon

Noun

1 all the gods of a religion
2 a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes
3 (antiquity) a temple to all the gods

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English

Etymology

First coined 1300, from Πάνθειον, neuter of πανθείος < πᾶν, neuter of πᾶς + θείος < θεός

Noun

  1. a temple dedicated to all the gods
  2. all the gods of a particular people or religion, considered as a group
  3. a category or classification denoting the most honored persons of a group

Translations

Extensive Definition

Pantheon (from Greek Πάνθειον http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%2377433 - pantheion, literally "a temple of all gods") may refer to:
  • Pantheon (gods), a word used to describe the set of gods of a particular religion, mythology, or fictional universe
  • A temple, dedicated to all gods, or to all the gods of a given religion
    • Pantheon, Rome, a temple built (in its present form) circa 125 AD, and dedicated to all the Roman gods, now used as a Christian church
Brands and proper names:
pantheon in Catalan: Panteó
pantheon in German: Pantheon (Begriffsklärung)
pantheon in Spanish: Panteón
pantheon in French: Panthéon (homonymie)
pantheon in Italian: Pantheon
pantheon in Lithuanian: Panteonas
pantheon in Hungarian: Pantheon
pantheon in Dutch: Pantheon
pantheon in Japanese: パンテオン
pantheon in Norwegian: Panteon
pantheon in Russian: Пантеон
pantheon in Slovak: Panteón
pantheon in Finnish: Pantheon
pantheon in Swedish: Pantheon (olika betydelser)
pantheon in Turkish: Panteon (anlam ayrım)
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