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DEFINITION OF "ANATHEMA".
Posted by RICK on Feb 27, 2005
Main Entry: anath·e·ma Pronunciation: &-'na-th&-m& Function: noun Etymology: Late Latin anathemat-, anathema, from Greek, thing devoted to evil, curse, from anatithenai to set up, dedicate, from ana- + tithenai to place, set -- more at DO 1 a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed -- usually used as a predicate nominative 2 a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication b : the denunciation of something as accursed c : a vigorous denunciation
In Response to: Re: so much faster with a by Kurt Maurer on Feb 26, 2005