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ănăthĕmă , ătis, n., = ἀνάθεμα, a later form of ἀνάθημα, used in mal. part. (eccl. Lat.), pr. offering not to be redeemed; and of a living thing, to be put to death, doomed; hence, an accursed thing, a curse.
II. A curse of excommunication, anathema: “anathematis injuria,Aug. Ep. 75.—
III. Meton. (like the Heb. ).
B. The person excommunicated: “aliquem anathema dicere,Tert. adv. Haer. 6; Vulg. Rom. 9, 3; ib. 1 Cor. 12, 3; 16, 22; ib. Gal. 1, 8; 1, 9.
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