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Pantheon

[PAN-thee-ahn]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, 14th century

1.

A group of particularly respected, famous, or important people.

2.

All the gods of a people or religion collectively.

Examples of Pantheon in a sentence

"Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Patsy Cline are original members of the pantheon of female country musicians."

"The vase up for auction displayed the deities of the Greek pantheon."

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About Pantheon

If there’s a particular group of people you wish to honor, you could call the collection a pantheon. If you’re honoring the dead, you could do that in a structure called a pantheon. But in ancient Greece and Rome, a pantheon was a temple dedicated to all of the gods.

Did you Know?

The Pantheon in Rome is a former Roman temple, now a Catholic church. Built in the second century, it’s one of the best preserved examples of Roman architecture. Nearly 2,000 years after it was built, it’s still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

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