how to pronounce pagan


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pagan is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of pagan in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a pagan fertility ritual in which young …”

meanings of pagan


  1. An unruly, badly educated child.
  2. A person not adhering to a main world religion; a follower of a pantheistic or nature-worshipping religion.
  3. An uncivilized or unsocialized person.


  1. A male given name from Latin.
  2. The 9th- to 13th-century Burmese kingdom which had its capital at this city.
  3. The city of Bagan, Myanmar.


  1. Relating to, characteristic of religions that differ from main world religions.
  2. Savage, immoral, uncivilized, wild.

pagan frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word pagan occurs in english on average 6.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pagan can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pagan can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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