what is difference between gentile and pagan
Borrowed from French gentil (“gentile”), from Latin gentīlis (“of or belonging to the same people or nation”), a semantic loan from Hebrew גוי, morphologically from gēns (“clan; tribe; people, family”) + adjective suffix -īlis (“-ile”). Doublet of gentle and genteel. See also gens, gender, genus, and generation.
- IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛntaɪl/
- Rhymes: -aɪl
- Hyphenation: gen‧tile
gentile (not comparable)
- Heathen, pagan.
- Relating to a clan, tribe, or nation; clannish, tribal, national.
- Of or pertaining to a gens or several gentes.
- (grammar) Of a part of speech such as an adjective, noun or verb: relating to a particular city, nation or country.
gentile (plural gentiles)
- A non-Jewish person.
- (grammar) A noun derived from a proper noun which denotes something belonging to or coming from a particular city, nation, or country.
- (grammar): noun
- (grammar): patronymic
- IPA(key): /d͡ʒenˈti.le/
Borrowed from Latin gentīlis.
gentile (plural gentili, superlative gentilissimo)
- kind, courteous
- gentile1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana
From Latin gentīlis (“heathen, pagan”).
gentile m (plural gentili)
- gentile (a non-Jewish person)
gentile (plural gentili)
- (literary) gentile (non-Jewish)
- gentile2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ɡenˈtiː.le/, [ɡɛn̪ˈt̪iːɫ̪ɛ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /d͡ʒenˈti.le/, [d͡ʒɛn̪ˈt̪iːlɛ]
- nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of gentīlis
- gentile in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- absolute definite natural masculine singular of gentil.
From Middle English pagan (adjective and noun), from Latin pāgānus (“rural, rustic”, later “civilian”). The meaning “not (Judeo-)Christian” arose in Vulgar Latin, probably from the 4th century. It is unclear whether this usage is derived primarily from the “rustic” or from the “civilian” meaning, which in Roman army jargon meant ‘clumsy’. As a self-designation of neopagans attested since 1990.
- enPR: pā’gən, IPA(key): /ˈpeɪɡən/
- Rhymes: -eɪɡən
pagan (not comparable)
- Relating to, characteristic of religions that differ from main world religions.
- Many converted societies transformed their pagan deities into saints.
- (by extension, derogatory) Savage, immoral, uncivilized, wild.
- When referring to modern paganism, the term is now often capitalized, like other terms referring to religions.
- (adhering to a non-main world religion): heathen
- (uncivilized): barbarian, barbaric (pejorative)
pagan (plural pagans)
- A person not adhering to a main world religion; a follower of a pantheistic or nature-worshipping religion.
- This community has a surprising number of pagans.
- (by extension, derogatory) An uncivilized or unsocialized person.
- (by extension, derogatory) An unruly, badly educated child.
- (heathen): paynim
- (uncivilised): philistine, savage
- (child): brat
- third-person plural present subjunctive of pagar
- Hyphenation: pa‧gan
- to embroil; to draw into a situation; to cause to be involved
- to implicate; to connect or involve in an unfavorable or criminal way with something
- to fall victim to a friendly fire
- (military) to fall victim as collateral damage
- to be hit by a stray bullet
- to get caught in a crossfire
- (games, of marbles) to hit the adjacent marble with the target marble
For quotations using this term, see Citations:pagan.
Ultimately from Latin paganus, through either Old East Slavic поганъ (poganŭ) or directly from Latin, through the German crusaders. Cognate to Finnish pakana.
pagan (genitive pagana, partitive paganat)
- pagan, heathen
- a devil, an evil spirit
- damn, darn, heck
- third-person plural present indicative of pagar
Old High German
- (Bavaria) Alternative form of bāgan
- Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of pagar.
- Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of pagar.
From pag (“paganism”) + -an.
pagan (nominative plural pagans)
- (Volapük Nulik) pagan, gentile