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aniconic

[ an-ahy-kon-ik ]

adjective

  1. not employing or permitting images, idols, etc.:

    an aniconic religion.

  2. not forming an image.
  3. of or relating to aniconism.


aniconic

/ ˌænaɪˈkɒnɪk /

adjective

  1. (of images of deities, symbols, etc) not portrayed in a human or animal form


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aniconic1

First recorded in 1890–95; an- 1 + iconic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aniconic1

C19: from an- + iconic
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Example Sentences

This is not necessarily the case with the worshipper of aniconic or unshaped gods.

Here then in the most marked manner the aniconic sacrament has ousted pictures and statues.

The question arises: must the stage of aniconic gods historically precede and lead up to that of pictures and images?

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Anicetusaniconism