zoomorphically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

zoomorphic +‎ -ally

Adverb[edit]

zoomorphically (not comparable)

  1. (manner) In a manner that is zoomorphic or involves zoomorphism.
    • 1967, Raymond Firth, Tikopia Ritual and Belief, 2012, Routledge Revivals, page 252,
      Usually the deity seems to be zoomorphically rather than anthropomorphically conceived.
    • 2006, Eugene H. Merrill, Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament (page 219)
      Here sin zoomorphically is likened to a wild beast and by metonymy refers to the result of temptation.
    • 2008, Charles Finch III, 27: From the Nile to the Niger: The Evolution of African Spiritual Concepts, Jane Anna Gordon, Lewis Gordon (editors), A Companion to African-American Studies, page 457,
      Nefer-Tem was the son of Ptah and Sekhmet and like his mother, was zoomorphically represented as lion-headed.
    • 2009, Richard Leviton, Santa Fe Light: Touring the Visionary Geography of Santa Fe, New Mexico, page 259,
      Zoomorphically, this constellation is usually depicted in Western star charts as a scorpion, but in esoteric astrology, the scorpion transmutes itself (or shape-shifts) into the figure of an eagle.
  2. (degree) To a degree characteristic of or involving zoomorphism.
    • 1987, John P. O'Neill (editor in chief), The Islamic World, Metropolitan Museum of Art, page 10,
      Although the arts of Islam are zoomorphically rich, it could be argued that in depicting goats, cows, deer, and bears the great animalier was as true to his Near Eastern upbringing as to his religious tradition.