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Glossary of Terms: D


Darwin Day

Darwin Day

Daven

to recite Jewish liturgical prayers

Day of Covenant

Day of Covenant

De

De

De

"virtue" or "power," innate quality correlated with good actions (such as the characteristics of a sage)

De

Key concept in Chinese philosophy (including Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism) meaning morality, virtue, integrity, etc.; often partnered with Dao concept

Death of the Zarathustra

Death of the Zarathustra

Declaration of the Bab

Declaration of the Bab

Denomination

sometimes used as synonym for "church" or "sect"

Dhikr

Dhikr

Dhimma

"protected peoples," those possessing written scriptures other than the Quran, such as Christians and Jews

Dianic Wicca

Dianic branch of Wicca (witchcraft), originating in the 1940s; focuses on the worship of the goddess Diana

Divinization

Practices aimed at determining the hidden meaning or cause of an event; In Daoism, includes astrology and shamanism

Diwali

Diwali

Diwali

Diwali

Diwali

Diwali

Dormition of the Theotokos

Dormition of the Theotokos

Dowsing

the attempt to find hidden objects (such as water, treasure, or dead bodies) with the use of a metal or wooden rod

Druidism

ancient Celtic cult centered in oak forests; druids (priests) are literally "those knowledgeable about the (sacred) oak"

Duaa

Duaa

Dussera

Dussera


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