meaning of -latry

-latry meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming element meaning "worship of," made use of as a feature in local structures from 19c. (such as for example bardolatry), from Greek -latreia "worship, solution paid to the gods, hired labor," pertaining to latron (letter.) "pay, hire," latris "servant, worshipper," from PIE *le- (1) "to obtain" (see larceny).