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

- Alternate terms in Christian texts for the same group were ****ene and gentile. 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...
- Myanmar, also known as Pagan Pagan Kingdom, 849–1287, Burmese Empire Battle of Pagan in 1287, Mongol defeat of Pagan Kingdom Pagan (island), in the Marianas...
- 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)...
- Ángel Manuel Pagán (born July 2, 1981) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball left fielder who is a free agent. Pagán's original contract in Major League...
- Pagan Altar is a doom metal band from England. Pagan Altar was formed in 1978 by Terry and Alan Jones, who are father and son, respectively. Alongside...
- American novelist who wrote under this name see George Moore (novelist) The Pagan is a 1929 silent/part talking romantic drama filmed in Tahiti and produced...
- Kingdom of Pagan (Burmese: ပုဂံခေတ်, pronounced [bəɡàɴ kʰɪʔ], lit. "Pagan Period"; also commonly known as the Pagan Dynasty and the Pagan Empire) was...
- formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom...
- Pagan is a volcanic island in the Mariana Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, belonging to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Formerly...
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