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heathen

See also: Heathen

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English hǣþen, akin to heath (heathland). Cognate with Dutch heiden, German Heide.

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AdjectiveEdit

heathen (not comparable)

  1. Not adhering to an Abrahamic religion; pagan.
  2. (by extension) Uncultured; uncivilized; savage, philistine.
  3. alternative letter-case form of Heathen (pertaining or adhering to the Germanic neo-pagan faith Heathenry).

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NounEdit

heathen (plural heathens)

  1. A person who does not follow an Abrahamic religion; a pagan.
    • V. Knox
      If it is no more than a moral discourse, he may preach it and they may hear it, and yet both continue unconverted heathens.
  2. (by extension) An uncultured or uncivilized person, philistine.
  3. alternative letter-case form of Heathen (an adherent of the Germanic neo-pagan faith of Heathenry).

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