Definition of Ancestor worship

1. Noun. Worship of ancestors.

Generic synonyms: Worship



Definition of Ancestor worship

1. Noun. (context: set term) The practice of animism, especially adoration and invocation of deceased close relatives especially in the Chinese folk religion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ancestor Worship

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anattas
anatto
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anatumomab mafenatox
anautogeny
anaxial
anaxon
anazoturia
anberries
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ancestor worship (current term)
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ancestral charts
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Literary usage of Ancestor worship

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1. Japan by the Japanese: A Survey by Its Highest Authorities by Alfred Stead (1904)
"ANCESTOR-WORSHIP BY PROFESSOR NOBUSHIGE HOZUMI, Professor of Law in tlu ... The origin of ancestor-worship has been ascribed by many eminent writers to the ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(JMB, GFS) The whole question of ancestor worship is still in a transition stage. It is prevalent among peoples of the Indo-European, the Mongolian, and, ..."

3. Readings in Descriptive and Historical Sociology by Franklin Henry Giddings (1906)
"It was thought that the spirit of the father watched over the son's doings, and aided him with supernatural guidance.1 ancestor worship in Japan But ..."

4. Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary (1907)
"THE THEORY OF ancestor worship AMONG THE HEBREWS. The question of ancestor-worship in Israel first emerged in connection with the animistic theory of ..."

5. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1901)
"THE TRANSITION FROM TOTEMISM TO ANCESTOR-WORSHIP. (Ante, pp. 36, 341.) The close connection between the aboriginal inhabitants of Madagascar and the South ..."

6. Cornell Studies in Classical Philology by Cornell University (1893)
"613-5, is of the opinion that ancestor-worship arose after the ... Relics of ancestor-worship are found among nearly if not quite all of the Aryan races ..."

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