atonement

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from atone +‎ -ment as translation of Medieval Latin adūnāmentum[1]; however, the noun is found earlier than the verb (atone); and in this light, the proper etymology is at +‎ onement.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈtoʊnmənt/
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NounEdit

atonement (countable and uncountable, plural atonements)

  1. Making amends to restore a damaged relationship; expiation.
  2. (theology, often with capitalized initial) The reconciliation of God and mankind through the death of Jesus.
  3. (archaic) Reconciliation; restoration of friendly relations; concord.

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TranslationsEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Atonement”, in Dictionary.com[1], 2017-01-02