blaspheme

See also: blasphémé and blasphème

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English blasfemen, blasphemen, from Old French blasfemer, from Ecclesiastical Latin blasphēmō, from Ancient Greek βλασφημέω (blasphēméō). Doublet of blame.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌblæsˈfiːm/, /ˌblɑːsˈfiːm/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈblæs.fim/

VerbEdit

blaspheme (third-person singular simple present blasphemes, present participle blaspheming, simple past and past participle blasphemed)

  1. (intransitive) To commit blasphemy; to speak against God or religious doctrine.
  2. (transitive) To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred).
  3. (transitive) To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.

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TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

blaspheme (plural blasphemes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of blasphemy

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

blasphēme

  1. vocative masculine singular of blasphēmus

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfemen

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfeme

AdjectiveEdit

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfeme

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

blaspheme

  1. Alternative form of blasfemye