Definition of Syncretism

1. Noun. The union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy). "A syncretism of material and immaterial theories"




2. Noun. The fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections).

Definition of Syncretism

1. n. Attempted union of principles or parties irreconcilably at variance with each other.

2. n. The union or fusion into one of two or more originally different inflectional forms, as of two cases.

Definition of Syncretism

1. Noun. The reconciliation or fusion of different systems or beliefs (or the attempt at such fusion) ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) The fusion of different inflexional forms ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Syncretism

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Literary usage of Syncretism

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1. Contributions to the Science of Mythology by Friedrich Max Müller (1897)
"This so-called syncretism seems ... I should therefore propose to call it by a name which would suffice to keep it distinct from the later syncretism, ..."

2. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"RELIGIOUS syncretism IN THE THIRD CENTURY In the third century religious syncretism took two leading forms—the Mithraic worship, which spread rapidly ..."

3. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1903)
"... the scholastic spirit of the time, and their self- sacrificing efforts were by no means so fruitful as they might otherwise have been. 2. syncretism and ..."

4. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1903)
"syncretism and Ultra-Lutheranism: ... pertinent sections in the histories of doctrine and articles " syncretism," " Calixtus," and ..."

5. A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department by Ormonde Maddock Dalton (1903)
"syncretism. It has already been remarked that the Early Christians necessarily inherited many pagan designs and even symbols, using the former in a purely ..."

6. A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department by Ormonde Maddock Dalton (1903)
"syncretism. It has already been remarked that the Early Christians necessarily inherited many pagan designs and even symbols, using the former in a purely ..."

7. The Dative of Agency: A Chapter of Indo-European Case-syntax by Alexander Green (1913)
"... CHAPTER III syncretism OF THE DATIVE AND OF THE INSTRUMENTAL syncretism in General.1 § 23. Since Bopp's investigations disclosed that the IE. parent ..."

8. Contributions to the Science of Mythology by Friedrich Max Müller (1897)
"This so-called syncretism seems ... I should therefore propose to call it by a name which would suffice to keep it distinct from the later syncretism, ..."

9. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"RELIGIOUS syncretism IN THE THIRD CENTURY In the third century religious syncretism took two leading forms—the Mithraic worship, which spread rapidly ..."

10. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1903)
"... the scholastic spirit of the time, and their self- sacrificing efforts were by no means so fruitful as they might otherwise have been. 2. syncretism and ..."

11. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1903)
"syncretism and Ultra-Lutheranism: ... pertinent sections in the histories of doctrine and articles " syncretism," " Calixtus," and ..."

12. A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department by Ormonde Maddock Dalton (1903)
"syncretism. It has already been remarked that the Early Christians necessarily inherited many pagan designs and even symbols, using the former in a purely ..."

13. A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department by Ormonde Maddock Dalton (1903)
"syncretism. It has already been remarked that the Early Christians necessarily inherited many pagan designs and even symbols, using the former in a purely ..."

14. The Dative of Agency: A Chapter of Indo-European Case-syntax by Alexander Green (1913)
"... CHAPTER III syncretism OF THE DATIVE AND OF THE INSTRUMENTAL syncretism in General.1 § 23. Since Bopp's investigations disclosed that the IE. parent ..."

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