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anathema (s), anathemas (pl) (nouns)
1. A formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication.
2. Someone or something that is greatly disliked or detested and is therefore shunned.
3. Someone or something which is cursed, denounced, or excommunicated by a religious authority.
4. A curse from a religious authority that denounces something or excommunicates someone.
5. Etymology: from Latin anathema, "an excommunicated person, the curse of excommunication"; from Greek anathema, "a thing accursed"; originally, "a thing devoted". Literally, "a thing set up (to the gods)" from ana-, "up" + tithenai, "to place".
This entry is located in the following units: ana-, an-, ano-, am- (page 4) the-; them-, themat-, thes-, thet- + (page 1)