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  • blasphemy — /blas feuh mee/, n., pl. blasphemies. 1. impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. 2. Judaism. a. an act of cursing or reviling God. b. pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) in the original, now forbidden manner instead of …   Universalium

  • blasphemy — blas·phe·my / blas fə mē/ n pl mies: the crime of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or a religion and its doctrines and writings and esp. God as perceived by Christianity and Christian doctrines and writings see also… …   Law dictionary

  • blasphemy — blas•phe•my [[t]ˈblæs fə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies 1) impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things 2) jud an act of cursing or reviling God • Etymology: 1175–1225; ME < LL < Gk …   From formal English to slang

  • blasphemy — /ˈblæsfəmi/ (say blasfuhmee) noun (plural blasphemies) 1. impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. 2. Judaism a. (in Talmudic law) cursing and reviling the ineffable name of the Lord. b. (in later Hebrew history) the violation …   Australian English dictionary

  • language, philosophy of — Philosophical study of the nature and use of natural languages and the relations between language, language users, and the world. It encompasses the philosophical study of linguistic meaning (see semantics), the philosophical study of language… …   Universalium

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • JOB, BOOK OF — (named for its hero (Heb. אִיּוֹב), ancient South Arabian and Thamudic yʾb; Old Babylonian Ayyābum, Tell el Amarna tablet, no. 256, line 6, A ia ab; either from yʾb, to bear ill will or compounded of ay where? and ʾab (divine) father ), one of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bhagat Jaidev — whose 2 hymns are found in the Guru Granth Sahib is the celebrated Sanskrit poet who wrote the Gitgovind . His father was Bhoidev, a Hindu Brahman, and his mother Bamdevi. He was born at Kenduli Sasan, a village near Puri in Orissa. Young… …   Wikipedia

  • Buddhism — Buddhist, n., adj. Buddhistic, Buddhistical, adj. Buddhistically, adv. /booh diz euhm, bood iz /, n. a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that… …   Universalium

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

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