hierogram

[ hahy-er-uh-gram, hahy-ruh- ]
/ ˈhaɪ ər əˌgræm, ˈhaɪ rə- /

noun

a sacred symbol, as an emblem, pictograph, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. hieroglyphic,
  2. hieroglyphic hittite,
  3. hieroglyphics,
  4. hieroglyphist,
  5. hieroglyphology,
  6. hierogrammat,
  7. hierolatry,
  8. hierology,
  9. hieromonk,
  10. hieron

Origin of hierogram

First recorded in 1650–60; hiero- + -gram1

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British Dictionary definitions for hierogram

hierogram

/ (ˈhaɪərəˌɡræm) /

noun

a sacred symbol
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