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From Old French idolatrie, ydolatrie, from Late Latin īdōlatrīa, from Ecclesiastical Latin īdōlolatrīa, from Ancient Greek εἰδωλολατρία(eidōlolatría, worship of idols), back-formation from εἰδωλολάτρης(eidōlolátrēs) (īdōlatra in Latin), from εἴδωλον(eídōlon, idol) + λάτρις(látris, worshipper) or λατρεύω(latreúō, I worship), from λάτρον(látron, payment); cognate with modern French idolâtrie, Italian idolatria, Occitan ydolatria, and Spanish idolatria.

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idolatry ‎(countable and uncountable, plural idolatries)

  1. The worship of idols.
  2. The admiration of somebody or something.

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