Meaning of latria in English:


Pronunciation /ləˈtrʌɪə/


mass noun
  • (in the Roman Catholic Church) supreme worship allowed to God alone.

    Compare with dulia

    ‘He began that first night by discussing a single Latin word he had written on the blackboard: latria, worship.’
    • ‘Only God is to be given latria.’
    reverence, revering, worshipping, veneration, venerating, adoration, adoring, -olatry, devotion, praise, thanksgiving, praising, praying to, glorification, glorifying, glory, exaltation, exalting, extolment, extolling, homage, respect, honour, honouring, esteem


Early 16th century from late Latin, from Greek latreia ‘worship’, from latreuein ‘serve’.