Anathema Maranatha an expression commonly considered as a highly intensified form of anathema. Maran atha is now considered as a separate sentence, meaning, "Our Lord cometh."

(A*nath`e*mat"ic A*nath`e*mat"ic*al) a. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an anathema.A*nath`e*mat"ic*al*ly, adv.

(A*nath"e*ma*tism) n. [Gr. a cursing; cf. F. anathématisme.] Anathematization. [Obs.]

We find a law of Justinian forbidding anathematisms to be pronounced against the Jewish Hellenists.
J. Taylor.

(A*nath`e*ma*ti*za"tion) n. [LL. anathematisatio.] The act of anathematizing, or denouncing as accursed; imprecation. Barrow.

(A*nath"e*ma*tize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anathematized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Anathematizing.] [L. anathematizare, Gr. to devote, make accursed: cf. F. anathématiser.] To pronounce an anathema against; to curse. Hence: To condemn publicly as something accursed. Milton.

(A*nath"e*ma*ti`zer) n. One who pronounces an anathema. Hammond.

(||A*nat"i*fa) n.; pl. Anatifæ [NL., contr. fr. anatifera. See Anatiferous.] (Zoöl.) An animal of the barnacle tribe, of the genus Lepas, having a fleshy stem or peduncle; a goose barnacle. See Cirripedia.

The term Anatifæ, in the plural, is often used for the whole group of pedunculated cirripeds.

(A*nat"i*fer), n. (Zoöl.) Same as Anatifa.

(An`a*tif"er*ous) a. [L. anas, anatis, a duck + -ferous.] (Zoöl.) Producing ducks; — applied to Anatifæ, under the absurd notion of their turning into ducks or geese. See Barnacle.

(An"a*tine) a. [L. anatinus, fr. anas, anatis, a duck.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the ducks; ducklike.

(A*nat"o*cism) n. [L. anatocismus, Gr. again + to lend on interest.] (Law) Compound interest. [R.] Bouvier.

Anastrophe to Ancient

(||A*nas"tro*phe) n. [Gr. fr. to turn up or back; + to turn.] (Rhet. & Gram.) An inversion of the natural order of words; as, echoed the hills, for, the hills echoed.

(A*nath"e*ma) n.; pl. Anathemas [L. anathma, fr. Gr. anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also L. anathma, fr. Gr. a votive offering; all fr. to set up as a votive gift, dedicate; up + to set. See Thesis.]

1. A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.

[They] denounce anathemas against unbelievers.

2. An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.

Finally she fled to London followed by the anathemas of both [families].

3. Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.

The Jewish nation were an anathema destined to destruction. St. Paul . . . says he could wish, to save them from it, to become an anathema, and be destroyed himself.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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