Catharism vs Cathar - What's the difference?

catharism | cathar | Derived terms |

Catharism is a derived term of cathar.


As a proper noun catharism

is a christian religious sect of mediaeval europe, with dualistic and gnostic elements.

As a noun cathar is

a member of certain so self-styled novatian and other christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to mary magdalene's teachings, persecuted by roman catholics as heretics.

catharism

English

Proper noun

(wikipedia Catharism) (en proper noun)
  • A Christian religious sect of mediaeval Europe, with dualistic and gnostic elements.
  • Anagrams

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    cathar

    English

    (wikipedia Cathar)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A member of certain so self-styled Novatian and other Christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to Mary Magdalene's teachings, persecuted by Roman Catholics as heretics.
  • :The Albigenses, famous Cathars in and around Albi (southern France), were eradicated in a bloody ‘crusade’.
  • Usage notes

    Most often used in the plural.

    Derived terms

    * Catharism * Catharist * Catharistic

    See also

    * Albigenses * Bogomil, Bogomile