Re: [tied] Religion

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16761
Date: 2002-11-15

It's a Latin word, not an inherited PIE one, and of course it was first used by Latin writers. The etymological question whether it's connected to <relegere> 'read over again' or <religa:re> 'bind' and <obliga:tio:> was already discussed by ancient Latin writers:


----- Original Message -----
From: S.Kalyanaraman
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 2:38 AM
Subject: [tied] Religion

Etyma in Bartleby dictionary note that the word is related to
Latin 'religa_re' (to tie fast).

What is the earliest attested occurrence of this term, 'religion' in

There is no synonym for the word, 'religion' in any language of
India. 'Dharma' is not 'religion'.

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