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Meaning of "zoolatry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ZOOLATRY

zoolatry  [zəʊˈɒlətrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZOOLATRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zoolatry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ZOOLATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

zoolatry

Animal worship

Animal worship refers to religious rituals involving animals, such as the glorification of animal deities, or animal sacrifice. The origins of animal worship have been the subject of many theories. The classical author Diodorus explained the origin of animal worship by recalling the myth in which the gods, supposedly threatened by giants, hid under the guise of animals. The people then naturally began to worship the animals that their gods had disguised themselves as and continued this act even after the gods returned to their normal state. In 1906, Weissenborn suggested that animal worship resulted from man’s natural curiosity. Primitive man would observe an animal that had a unique trait and the inexplicability of this trait would appeal to man’s curiosity. Wonder resulted from primitive man’s observations of this distinctive trait and this wonder eventually induced adoration. Thus, primitive man worshipped animals that had inimitable traits. Lubbock put forward a more recent view. Lubbock proposed that animal-worship originated from family names.

Definition of zoolatry in the English dictionary

The definition of zoolatry in the dictionary is the worship of animals as the incarnations of certain deities, symbols of particular qualities or natural forces, etc. Other definition of zoolatry is extreme or excessive devotion to animals, particularly domestic pets.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZOOLATRY


bibliolatry
ˌbɪblɪˈɒlətrɪ
cosmolatry
kɒzˈmɒlətrɪ
ecclesiolatry
ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlətrɪ
epeolatry
ˌɛpɪˈɒlətrɪ
geolatry
dʒiːˈɒlətrɪ
gyniolatry
ˌdʒaɪnɪˈɒlətrɪ
hagiolatry
ˌhæɡɪˈɒlətrɪ
heliolatry
ˌhiːlɪˈɒlətrɪ
ichthyolatry
ˌɪkθɪˈɒlətrɪ
idolatry
aɪˈdɒlətrɪ
litholatry
lɪˈθɒlətrɪ
lordolatry
lɔːˈdɒlətrɪ
Mariolatry
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
Maryolater
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
Maryolatrous
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
Maryolatry
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
ophiolatry
ˌɒfɪˈɒlətrɪ
physiolatry
ˌfɪzɪˈɒlətrɪ
thaumatolatry
ˌθɔːməˈtɒlətrɪ
theriolatry
ˌθɪərɪˈɒlətrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZOOLATRY

zoographist
zoography
zooid
zooidal
zookeeper
zool.
zoolater
zoolatrous
zoolite
zoolith
zoolithic
zoolitic
zoologic
zoological
zoological garden
zoological gardens
zoologically
zoologies
zoologist
zoology

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZOOLATRY

angelolatry
anthropolatry
astrolatry
autolatry
bardolatry
demonolatry
dendrolatry
iconolatry
monolatry
necrolatry
neuropsychiatry
orthopsychiatry
phratry
physiatry
plutolatry
podiatry
psychiatry
pyrolatry
statolatry
symbololatry

Synonyms and antonyms of zoolatry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «zoolatry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZOOLATRY

Find out the translation of zoolatry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zoolatry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zoolatry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动物崇拜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zoolatría
570 millions of speakers

English

zoolatry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

zoolatry
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

zoolatry
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

zoolatry
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zoolatry
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

zoolatry
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zoolâtrie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zoolatry
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zoolatry
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

zoolatry
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

zoolatry
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zoolatry
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

zoolatry
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விலங்கு வழிபாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Zoolatry
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zoolatry
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zoolatry
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zoolatry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

zoolatry
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zoolatry
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

zoolatry
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diere aanbidding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

zoolatry
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

zoolatry
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zoolatry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOOLATRY»

The term «zoolatry» is used very little and occupies the 165.251 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOOLATRY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «zoolatry» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «zoolatry» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zoolatry

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZOOLATRY»

Discover the use of zoolatry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zoolatry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Americana: a universal reference library, comprising the ...
a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines. ZOOLATRY — ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS ZOOLOGICAL ...
Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines, 1912
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The Serpent and the Swan: The Animal Bride in Folklore and ...
Witch trials, especially when they involved familiars, were an attack on zoolatry, since the witches were held to take their instructions from animals. But those convicted of witchcraft were probably simply doing what pet owners do today.
Boria Sax, 1998
3
Septuagint Research: Issues and Challenges in the Study of ...
2.2 Zoolatry Second Temple literature also discusses a new concern that reflects a practice mostly known from Egypt—zoolatry, the worship of live animals. When the king of Bel and the Dragon says to Daniel “You cannot say that this one [the ...
Wolfgang Kraus, R. Glenn Wooden, 2006
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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA
Zoolatry had its origin in the belief of primitive man that all nature was endowed with life and that many beings were possessed of great and magical powers. Animals were believed to be especially endowed with such powers. They were also ...
‎1920
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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary: A New & Original Work of ...
In the early history of the human race zoolatry of some kind was very prevalent. Traces of it appear in the Bible as in the story of the Golden Calf made by the Israelites (Exod. xxxii). Zoolatry took deep root in the religious life of the ancient ...
‎1888
6
International Encyclopædic Dictionary: A New Original and ...
In the early history of the human race zoolatry of some kind was very prevalent. Traces of it appear in the Bible as in the story of the Golden Calf made by the Israelites (Exod, xxxii). Zoolatry took deep root in the religious life of the ancient ...
Robert Hunter, Charles Morris, 1897
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Universal dictionary of the English language: a new and ...
In the early history of the human race zoolatry of some kind was very prevalent Traces of it appear in the Bible aa in the story of the Golden Calf made by the Israelites (Exod. xxxn)- Zoolatry took deep root in the religious life of the ancient ...
Robert Hunter, Charles Morris, 1899
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Universal Dictionary of the English Language: A New and ...
Zoolatry too dee root in the religious life of the ancient ptians, and all three forms fionrished among that people. Juvenal opens his fifteenth satire with a scathing invective of Egyptian zoolatry, and detailed accounts of it occur in Herodotus (ii.)  ...
Robert Hunter, Charles Morris, 1900
9
Proceedings
By REV. C. W. WENDTE• Zoolatry, or the worship of animals, is one of the most widespread and deeply-rooted of the early adorations of mankind, and found not only among primitive and savage peoples but surviving in higher levels of culture .
Newport Natural History Society, 1883
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Proceedings of the Newport Natural History Society
C. W. WBNDTE* Zoolatry, or the worship of animals, is one of the most widespread and deeply-rooted of the early adorations of mankind, and found not only among primitive and savage peoples but surviving in higher levels of culture . It would ...
Newport Natural History Society, Newport, R.I, 1883

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZOOLATRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zoolatry is used in the context of the following news items.
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New National Organization Formed to Address Police Misconduct
... DC; and; Kathleen Murray, founder and owner of Zoolatry, a well-established pet sitting/walking service in Washington, DC who has focused on animal rescue ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
2
Atheist Bullies
Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species." I'm not aware of the American Humanist Association mocking the practitioners of zoolatry, Sikhs and ... «National Center for Public Policy Research, Mar 13»
3
The Alphabetical, Week 5: Johnny Manziel remains at large
Zoolatry. The worship of animals. You might think this is something humanity has advanced past, and then you see Bevo and realize how very wrong that idea is. «SB Nation, Oct 12»
4
Us vs. Them: Good News From the Ancients!
Far from rejecting evidence for the standard view, Gruen helpfully sums it up: "Jewish writers excoriated Egyptians for zoolatry and shunned admixture with ... «Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan 11»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Zoolatry [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/zoolatry>. Jul 2020 ».
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