Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dog-worship.
This word comes from the Greek ‘kyon,’ dog, plus ‘-latreia,’ worship, service paid to the gods, hired labor.
“However, even Englishmen may feel that there was a trace of Celtic flamboyance, of bigoted cynolatry, in the case of the Irish doctor who this week was charged in a Dublin court with having kept 110 dogs in his house.”
“Cynolatry, in all cases, is irrational, intemperate, morbid. Long continued, it cannot be cured.”