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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: blasphemare, from Greek, from blasphemos 'speaking evil'

blaspheme

verb
     
blas‧pheme [intransitive]
RRC to speak in a way that insults God or people's religious beliefs, or to use the names of God and holy things when swearing
blasphemer noun [countable]
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