Definition of Mithraist
1. Noun. Adherent of Mithraism.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mithraist
Literary usage of Mithraist
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History: Chronology 1: Second Edition by Anatoly Fomenko (2007)
"NA Koun also tells us that "the Mithraist oblation is virtually similar to the ... Some monuments depicting a clandestine Mithraist Lord's Supper have ..."
2. Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill (1905)
"The roll of the patrons of a Mithraist society at Sentinum has come down to us, with the names of slaves or freedmen among its members.8 In Gallia Cisalpina ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Mithraist (mith'ra-ist), ». ... This fact suggests a question . . . whether the Christians borrowed from the Mithraist», ..."
4. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"... by which the Mithraist Sunday, the Jewish idea of blood as a religious essential, the Alexandrian importance of the Mother of God, the shaven and ..."
5. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1897)
"... that there was a moment when it seemed doubtful whether the world would become Mithraist or Christian. Some indication of this ought to have been given. ..."
6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"I • the Mithraist, and so on. As evil spirits ever He in wait for hapless man, he needs a friend and saviour who is Mithra. Mithra was born of a mother-rock ..."
7. The Jews Among the Greeks and Romans by Max Radin (1916)
"We have recently had restored to us some astrological pamphlets, such as that of Vettius Valens,' and we can only guess from what arsenal Isiac or Mithraist ..."