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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, 'temple of all the gods', from pan- ( PAN-) + theos 'god'

pantheon

noun
     
pan‧the‧on [countable]
1RR all the gods of a particular people or nation:
the Roman pantheon
2 literary a group of famous and important people
pantheon of
a leading figure in the pantheon of 20th century artists
3AAR a religious building that is built in honour of all gods
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