xoanon

[zoh-uh-non]
noun, plural xo·a·na [zoh-uh-nuh] /ˈzoʊ ə nə/. Greek Antiquity.
  1. a simple, carved image, especially one in which the original block of stone or wood is readily apparent.

Origin of xoanon

1700–10; < Greek xóanon carved image; akin to xeîn to scrape, carve
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xoanon

noun plural -na (-nə)
  1. a primitive image of a god, carved, esp originally, in wood, and supposed to have fallen from heaven

Word Origin for xoanon

C18: from Greek, from xuō to scrape, smooth
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