from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dog-worship.
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.
This word comes from the Greek ‘kyon,’ dog, plus ‘-latreia,’ worship, service paid to the gods, hired labor.