Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Mithraism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the ancient Persian and late Roman god Mithras.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Mithraism or its god

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Examples

  • The field of mithraic studies is one which remains active and dynamic and one for which serious attention to the recent work greatly repays the effort to tackle this vast body of exciting new work.

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  • Cumont's large scholarly corpus and his opinions dominated mithraic studies for decades.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • There were seven degrees of initiation into the mithraic mysteries.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • And now I am leaning far to the left in my hammock chair, pushing these skull flowers into the fast, mithraic air.

    Planet of the Blind

  • I take lots of the symbols of Pagan origins, like the yule time log, decorated tree (comes from mithraic traditions) and light candles and fires.

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  • In referring to the religion of this people, and to the great antiquity of the worship of the Virgin and Child, Higgins remarks: "Amongst the Gauls, more than a hundred years before the Christian era, in the district of Chartres, a festival was celebrated in honor of the Virgin," and in the year 1747, a mithraic monument was found "on which is exhibited a female nursing an infant -- the Goddess of the year nursing the God day."

    The God-Idea of the Ancients

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