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Anathema

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Noun
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a=nath=e=ma

CIDE DICTIONARY

Anatheman. [L. anath, fr. Gr. anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also L. anath, fr. Gr. a votive offering; all fr. to set up as a votive gift, dedicate; up + to set. See Thesis.].
  •  A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.  [1913 Webster]
    "[They] denounce anathemas against unbelievers."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.  [1913 Webster]
    "Finally she fled to London followed by the anathemas of both [families]."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Jewish nation were an anathema destined to destruction. St. Paul . . . says he could wish, to save them from it, to become an anathema, and be destroyed himself."  [1913 Webster]
Anathema Maranatha ( (see 1 Cor. xvi. 22), an expression commonly considered as a highly intensified form of anathema. Maran atha is now considered as a separate sentence, meaning, “Our Lord cometh.”

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Anathema, n. (pl. anathemas)
1 a detested thing or person (is anathema to me).
2 a a curse of the Church, excommunicating a person or denouncing a doctrine. b a cursed thing or person. c a strong curse.

Etymology
eccl.L, = excommunicated person, excommunication, f. Gk anathema thing devoted, (later) accursed thing, f. anatithemi set up

THESAURUS

Anathema

abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, arraignment, aversion, ban, bete noire, blame, blasphemy, bugbear, castigation, censure, commination, condemnation, curse, damnation, decrial, denouncement, denunciation, detestation, evil eye, excommunication, excoriation, execration, flaying, fulmination, fustigation, hate, hex, impeachment, imprecation, indictment, leper, malediction, malison, malocchio, outcast, pariah, peeve, pet peeve, phobia, pillorying, proscription, reprehension, reprobation, reproof, skinning alive, stricture, thundering, untouchable, whammy

ROGET THESAURUS

Anathema

Malediction

N malediction, malison, curse, imprecation, denunciation, execration, anathema, ban, proscription, excommunication, commination, thunders of the Vatican, fulmination, maranatha, aspersion, disparagement, vilification, vituperation, abuse, foul language, bad language, strong language, unparliamentary language, billingsgate, sauce, evil speaking, cursing, profane swearing, oath, foul invective, ribaldry, rude reproach, scurrility, threat, more bark than bite, invective, cursing, cursed, Int, woe to!, beshrew!, ruat coelum!, ill betide, woe betide, confusion seize!, damn!, damn it!, damn you!, damn you to hell!, go to hell!, go to blazes!, confound!, blast!, curse!, devil take!, hang!, out with!, a plague upon!, out upon!, aroynt!, honi soit!, parbleu!, delenda est Carthago.


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