xoanon

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From Ancient Greek ξόανον (ksóanon).

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xoanon (plural xoana)

  1. (historical) A wooden statue used as a cult image in Ancient Greece.
    • 1913, E. A. Gardner, "Reviews: Catalogue of the Acropolis Museum", The Classical Review, 27, page 196
      In the case of 679, the well-known female figure of xoanon shape, it is often asserted that we see a more or less archaistic survival; []
    • 1993, Joan V. O'Brien, The Transformation of Hera: A Study of Ritual, Hero, and the Goddess in the Iliad, page 19
      Callimachus' description of the Samian xoanon as a sanis—a flat board or plank regularly used for doors or wooden tablets—and specifically as "not carved by chisels" (gluphanôn axoos sanis) clearly indicates an aniconic Hera of Samos.
    • 2009, Peter Wilson, "Thamyris the Thracian: the archetypal wandering poet?", in Richard Hunter & ‎Ian Rutherford (editors), Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture, page 73
      On Carlo Brillante's convincing interpretation, Thamyras is here attempting not simply to display his musical virtuosity, but to animate with his song this chorus of nine female xoana, his own personal substitutes for the nine real Muses []

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξόανον (ksóanon).

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xoanon m (plural xoanons or xoana)

  1. xoanon
    • 1915, Charly Clere, Les théories relatives au culte des images chez les auteurs grees du IIme siècle après J.-C., page 24
      Le contact rituel avec le xoanon rend les hommes participants de la puissance divine.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξόανον (ksóanon).

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xoanon m (invariable)

  1. xoanon