expiation vs propitiation what difference

what is difference between expiation and propitiation

English

Etymology

From Middle French expiation, from Latin expiātiō (satisfaction).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛkspiˈeɪʃən/

Noun

expiation (countable and uncountable, plural expiations)

  1. An act of atonement for a sin or wrongdoing.
    Synonyms: atonement, propitiation
  2. (obsolete) The act of expiating or stripping off.
    Synonyms: plunder, pillage
    • expiation of his immanities fore.

Related terms

  • expiate

Translations

Further reading

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “expiation”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

expiation f (plural expiations)

  1. expiation

Further reading

  • “expiation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

Latin propitiātiō; surface analysis is propitiate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

Noun

propitiation (countable and uncountable, plural propitiations)

  1. The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, similar to expiation but with the added concept of appeasement of anger.
    Coordinate term: expiation
  2. (theology) The death of Christ as a basis for the forgiveness of sin.

Usage notes

Primarily used with respect to a god or spirits.

Translations

Further reading

  • propitiation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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