zoomorphism

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English[edit]

Zoomorphic decoration from the Book of Kells.

Etymology[edit]

zoo- +‎ -morphism

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Noun[edit]

zoomorphism (plural zoomorphisms)

  1. The representation of gods as animals or the attributing of animal characteristics to gods.
  2. (art, literature) The use of animal figures in art and design or of animal symbols in literature.
  3. The viewing of human behavior in terms of the behavior of animals.

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