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From Late Latin anathema (curse, person cursed, offering) from Ancient Greek ἀνάθεμα (anathema), something dedicated, especially dedicated to evil) from ἀνατίθημι (anatithēmi), I set upon, offer as a votive gift) from ἀνά (ana), upon) + τίθημι (tithēmi), I put, place). The Ancient Greek term was influenced by Hebrew [[חרם#Patrono:He|חרם]] (herem), leading to the sense of "accursed," especially in Ecclesiastical writers.

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Anathema

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Anathemas or anathemata

Anathema (plural Anathemas or anathemata)
  1. A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, often accompanied by excommunication; denunciation of anything as accursed.
  2. An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
    • 2002, Joseph O'Conner, Star of the Sea, Vintage 2003, p. 30:
      That was a curse from which no flight was possible: the anathema of a man who had once known holiness.
  3. Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.

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New Advent: The Catholic on-line encyclopedia.

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