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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Definitions for hierogram

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

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Citations for hierogram
There was nothing more to be said on the subject of the future and their different destinies, for those words, uttered with complete calm and conviction, had done what every inspired melody does: condense a welter of emotions into an unconflicted clarity that one can instantly recall and call upon. Like a hierogram. Kris Saknussemm, Enigmatic Pilot, 2011
…in between them, as if it were completing some hierogram, some coded message, there was a smaller but perfectly formed third salamander, with the same colouring, black and gold. Nicholas Mosley, Hopeful Monsters, 1990
Origin of hierogram
1650-1660
Hierogram is a combination of hiero-, meaning "sacred," and -gram, meaning "something drawn."