heresy etymology

English word heresy comes from Ancient Greek αἱρέω, and later Latin haeresis (Heresy. Sect.)

Detailed word origin of heresy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
αἱρέω Ancient Greek (grc)
αἵρεσις Ancient Greek (grc)
haeresis Latin (lat) Heresy. Sect.
heresie Old French (fro)
heresy English (eng) (religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.. A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.