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  • proper n. The circular Roman temple dedicated to all the gods in 27 BC in Rome. Since the 7th century AD reconsecrated by christianity and dedicated to their single god.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Πάνθειον (Pantheion, "a temple of all gods"), neuter of πανθείος (pantheios, "of or common to all gods"), from πᾶν (pān, "all, everything"), neuter of πᾶς (pās, "all, the whole") + θείος (theios, "of or for the gods"), from θεός (theos, "god") (Wiktionary)

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