"i" before e except after c. athiest or atheist?
- BrianLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
The correct spelling is: ATHEIST
- D50Lv 61 month ago
Did you actually ask the question HOW TO SPELL ATHEIST? Don't you have a dictionary?
- darkvelvetrainLv 71 month ago
Theo = god
ism = system/belief system
a as a prefix = equivalent to the Latin "non-" meaning "not"
Drop the "o" and putting theo and ism together to make theism, which is the systemic belief in gods.
Adding the "a" to make atheism means non-belief in gods.
The word is of Greek, not English, Latin, or Germanic in origin so the I before E rule does not apply.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
i think its atheist
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- Anonymous1 month ago
And don't forget about your weird neighbor.