from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Excessive admiration for what is wonderful; admiration of what is miraculous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Worship or undue admiration of wonderful or miraculous things.
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- noun rare, obsolete
Worshipor undue admirationof wonderfulor miraculousthings.
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- noun the worship of miracles
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-- Many of the tales are mere thaumatolatry: as of the man who took out his bones and washed them once every thousand years; or of the man who would fill his mouth with rice-grains, let them forth as a swarm of bees to gather honey in the valley, -- then readmit them into his mouth as to a hive, where they became rice again, -- presumably "sweetened to taste."
The Crest-Wave of Evolution A Course of Lectures in History, Given to the Graduates' Class in the Raja-Yoga College, Point Loma, in the College-Year 1918-19 Kenneth Morris 1908
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