Etymology
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atheous (adj.)

1610s, "godless, impious," from Latin atheus, from Greek atheos, from a- "not, without" (see a- (3)) + theos "god" (from PIE root *dhes-, forming words for religious concepts). From 1880 as "not considering the existence of God, having no reference to God, irrespective of divine existence or power."

updated on May 05, 2017

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