hoplological

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hoplology +‎ -ical

Adjective[edit]

hoplological (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to hoplology.
    • 1978, Play, Anthropological Perspectives, Leisure Press (1978), page 81:
      Third, hoplological analysis suggests that research be conducted by individuals trained in combative arts.
    • 1986, Arms & Armor: Essays from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 1920-1964 (ed. Stephen V. Grancsay), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1986), ISBN 9780870993381, page 293:
      His own fine collection is now in the Musée de Cluny, Paris, and his book The Sword and Womankind — in which he maintains that feminine wiles have caused man to degenerate in physique and have thus brought about the "humiliation" and diminution of the sword — is, in spite of its curious argument, a "hoplological" classic.
    • 1997, Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan (ed. Diane Skoss), Koryu Books (1997), ISBN 9781890536046, page 19:
      From the hoplological perspective, Japan's koryu bujutsu are among the last extant hand-to-hand battlefield martial fighting arts in the world.
    • 2011, Daniel Mroz, The Dancing Word: An Embodied Approach to the Preparation of Performers and the Composition of Performances, Rodopi (2011), ISBN 9789042033306, pages 48-49:
      This aspect, displayed by adult males in stalking and hunting behaviour is considered to be the locus of the origin of the eight combat adaptive traits that "comprise the phenomenology of combat. In their interaction, these traits animate any and all systems by which weapons are articulated, as well as unarmed combative systems," and as such are the regarded as the "dynamic core of hoplological inquiry and knowledge" []