anthropopathy [an΄thrə päp′əthiz΄əman΄thrō päp′ə thē, an΄thrəpäp′ə]
[ML anthropopathia < Gr anthrōpopatheia, humanity: see ANTHROPO- & -PATHY]
the attributing of human feelings and passions to a god, animal, etc.: also anthropopathism [an΄thrə päp′əthiz΄əm]

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  • Anthropopathy — (Greek ανθρωπος, anthropos , human , παθος, pathos , suffering ) is the attribution of human emotion to a non human being, generally a god.By comparison, the term anthropomorphism originally referred to the attribution of human form to a non… …   Wikipedia

  • anthropopathy — (n.) ascribing of human feelings to god, 1640s, from Gk. anthropopatheia humanity, lit. human feeling, from ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo ) + patheia, comb. form of pathos suffering, disease, feeling (see PATHOS (Cf. pathos)). Related: Anthropopathic;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Anthropopathy — Anthropopathism An thro*pop a*thism, Anthropopathy An thro*pop a*thy, n. [Gr. ?; ? man + ? suffering, affection, passion, ?, ?, to suffer.] The ascription of human feelings or passions to God, or to a polytheistic deity. [1913 Webster] In its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropopathy — anthropopathic /an threuh peuh path ik/, adj. /an threuh pop euh thee/, n. ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, esp. to a deity. Also, anthropopathism. [1640 50; < ML anthropopatheia < Gk anthropopátheia… …   Universalium

  • anthropopathy — noun The attribution of human emotions to a god …   Wiktionary

  • anthropopathy — Attribution of human feelings to nonhumans, e.g., to gods or lower animals. [anthropo + G. pathos, suffering] * * * an·thro·pop·a·thy (an″thrə popґə the) [anthropo + pathy] the ascription of human emotions to nonhuman subjects …   Medical dictionary

  • anthropopathy — n. ascribing of human feelings to something which is not human …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anthropopathy — an·thro·pop·a·thy …   English syllables

  • anthropopathy — an•thro•pop•a•thy [[t]ˌæn θrəˈpɒp ə θi[/t]] also an thro•pop′a•thism n. ascription of human passions or feelings to a thing or a being not human, as to a deity • Etymology: 1640–50; < ML anthrōpopatheia < Gk anthrōpopátheia humanness. See… …   From formal English to slang

  • anthropopathy — Ascribing human feelings or traits to God or to the gods …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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