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Thread #64049   Message #1044957
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
30-Oct-03 - 08:53 PM
Thread Name: Chants vs. Song: why don't Pagans *sing*
Subject: RE: Chants vs. Song: why don't Pagans *sing*
Not really an adequate definition. Still the Concise Oxford Dictionary in front of me doesn't show up any better:

pagan n. & a. Heathen; unenlightened or irreligious person.

An as for heathen:

heathen a. & n. 1 (One who is) not an adherent of any of the worl's chief religions, esp. (one who is) neither Christian, Jew, nor Muslim; (O.T.) Gentile. 2. n. Unenlightened person; person regarded as lacking culture or moral principles.

Dictionaries, of course, should be treated with caution.