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Astrolatry

[ə-STRAH-lə-tree]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, late 17th century

1.

The worship of stars and other celestial objects.

Examples of Astrolatry in a sentence

"My grandmother believed in astrolatry so much that she named all of her children after stars."

"There's more to astrolatry than just following the phases of the moon."

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About Astrolatry

Not astrology, but close. Where astrology looks to the stars for guidance, astrolatry takes it one step further and worships the stars.

Did you Know?

The "-latry" suffix comes from Greek and denotes worship of a certain thing. In addition to worshipping idols (idolatry) and stars (astrolatry), you can worship books (bibliolatry), Shakespeare (bardolatry), the sun (heliolatry), images (iconolatry), and animals (zoolatry).

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