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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Symbolic or suggestive rather than literally representative.

Usage examples (7)
  • At Mecca the Goddess was Shaybah or Sheba, the Old Woman, worshipped as a black aniconic stone like the Godess of the Scythian Amazons.
  • Additionally, monotheism was held to entail certain consequences, including universalism, anti-superstition and magic, ethical, aniconic.
  • Is the Sodom story, even, a necessary step in constructing an aniconic, ascetic, abstracted concept of the divine needed to get from an animistic understanding of nature...
  • The obelisk at Abusir was the aniconic representative of the sun-god Re, or rather, the support of the pyramidal apex, the gilded surface of which reflected the sun's... for more
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