Meaning of anthropolatry in English:


Pronunciation /ˌanθrəˈpɒlətri/


  • The worship of a human as a divine being; the inappropriate or idolatrous elevation of a person to the status of a god.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Trapp (1601–1669), Church of England clergyman and writer on theology. From post-classical Latin anthropolatria from Byzantine Greek ἀνθρωπολατρεία worship of a human as a divine being from ἀνθρωπολάτρης person who worships a human being (from ancient Greek ἀνθρωπο- + -λάτρης that worships from λατρεύειν to serve) + -ία; compare -latry.