Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pagan
IPA transcription: [p'eɪɡən]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnic
    Meaning: not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: heathen, pagan, gentile, infidel
    Meaning: a person who does not acknowledge your god
Usage examples
  • Suppose that the Barbarians had remained Pagans in the midst of a Pagan world.
  • In old pagan times, long before the arrival of St. Patrick, there were schools in Ireland taught by druids.
  • Certainly there seemed little harmony between this pagan literature and the mediaeval colleges at Christminster, that ecclesiastical romance in stone.
  • The Harp is mentioned in the earliest Irish literature: it is constantly mixed up with our oldest legends; and it was in use from the remotest pagan times.
  • In the seven kingdoms of England--the Heptarchy--the Anglo-Saxons were the ruling race, rude and stubborn, and greatly attached to their gloomy northern pagan gods.
  • Every heathen Roman had his house decorated with pictures and carvings from his pagan religion, but it was in the dim underground galleries that the first Bible pictures appeared.
  • Our native literature, whether referring to pagan or Christian times, is full of references to music and to skilful musicians, who are always spoken of in terms of the utmost respect.
  • And when at last Christianity came, and was spreading rapidly over the land, those old schools were still held on; but they were no longer taught by druids, and they were no longer pagan, for teachers and scholars were now all Christians.
  • This pillar, which had once graced the portal of a pagan temple, again became a place of pious pilgrimage, and people flocked to Simeon's rock, so that they might be near when he stretched out his black, bony hands to the East, and the spirit of Almighty God, for a space, hovered close around.