Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link).
I’m up to the letter Z this week another letter with limited choice, so I’ll be happy to get back to starting the alphabet again.
So, here is my WOW for this week:
zo-o-mor-phic [zoh-uh–mawr-fik] (U.S)
Part of Speech:
Noun: zoomorph; zoomorphism
- of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal:
Pavement mosaic with the head of Pan. Roman artwork, Antonine period (138-192 CE). Public Domain
2. characterised by a highly stylised or conventionalised representation of animal forms:
3. representing, or using, animal forms:
Late 19th century: from zoo ‘of animals’ + Greek morphē ‘form’ + -ic
Use in a Sentence:
1. The Egyptian gods were often depicted as zoomorphic.
2. It was a very warm day when we visited the street fair, and one young man had taken off his shirt, revealing a zoomorphic tattoo on his left shoulder:
3. The White Horse at Uffington is thought to be a zoomorphic representation of some symbol or belief of a tribe of Ancient Britons, possibly the Artrebates:
The White Horse at Uffington, Oxfordshire, UK. Author: USGS. Public Domain
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