Definition of Pagan. Meaning of Pagan. Synonyms of Pagan

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Definition of Pagan

Pagan
Pagan Pa"gan (p[=a]"gan), n. [L. paganus a countryman, peasant, villager, a pagan, fr. paganus of or pertaining to the country, rustic, also, pagan, fr. pagus a district, canton, the country, perh. orig., a district with fixed boundaries: cf. pangere to fasten. Cf. Painim, Peasant, and Pact, also Heathen.] One who worships false gods; an idolater; a heathen; one who is neither a Christian, a Mohammedan, nor a Jew. Neither having the accent of Christians, nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man. --Shak. Syn: Gentile; heathen; idolater. Usage: Pagan, Gentile, Heathen. Gentile was applied to the other nations of the earth as distinguished from the Jews. Pagan was the name given to idolaters in the early Christian church, because the villagers, being most remote from the centers of instruction, remained for a long time unconverted. Heathen has the same origin. Pagan is now more properly applied to rude and uncivilized idolaters, while heathen embraces all who practice idolatry.
Pagan
Pagan Pa"gan, a. [L. paganus of or pertaining to the country, pagan. See Pagan, n.] Of or pertaining to pagans; relating to the worship or the worshipers of false goods; heathen; idolatrous, as, pagan tribes or superstitions. And all the rites of pagan honor paid. --Dryden.

Meaning of Pagan from wikipedia

- Christian texts for the same group were ****ene, gentile, and heathen. Pagan and paganism were pejorative terms for the same polytheistic group, implying...
- various historical pagan beliefs of pre-modern Europe, North Africa and the Near East. Although they do share similarities, contemporary Pagan religious movements...
- ‹ The template Infobox film is being considered for merging. › The Pagan King (Latvian: Nameja gredzens – 'Ring of Namejs', initially The King's Ring)...
- game series Pagan's Motorcycle Club, a motorcycle club The Pagans, a 1970s American punk band The Pagans (film), a 1953 Italian film Pagan (disambiguation)...
- Pagan is an adherent of Paganism. Pagan or Pagans may also refer to: Bagan, a city in Myanmar, also known as Pagan Pagan Kingdom, 849–1287, Burmese Empire...
- Pagan is a volcanic island in the Mariana Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, belonging to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Formerly...
- (novelist) ‹ The template Infobox film is being considered for merging. › The Pagan is a 1929 silent/part talking romantic drama filmed in Tahiti and produced...
- Ángel Manuel Pagán (born July 2, 1981) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball outfielder. Pagán's original contract in Major League Baseball (MLB)...
- particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early...
- Kingdom of Pagan (Burmese: ပုဂံခေတ်, pronounced [bəɡàɴ kʰɪʔ], lit. "Pagan Period"; also commonly known as the Pagan Dynasty and the Pagan Empire) was...
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