[ hahy-er-uh-gram, hahy-ruh- ]
/ ˈhaɪ ər əˌgræm, ˈhaɪ rə- /
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a sacred symbol, as an emblem, pictograph, or the like.
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Example sentences from the Web for hierogram
The former represents the ophite hierogram with one serpent, the latter is double; in both cases the circle has no wings.
As a consecrating symbol, the ophite hierogram was inscribed upon the massive portals of the Egyptian temples.
British Dictionary definitions for hierogram
/ (ˈhaɪərəˌɡræm) /
a sacred symbol
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