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Meaning of "apotropaism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APOTROPAISM

apotropaism  [ˌæpəʊtrəˈpeɪɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APOTROPAISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apotropaism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APOTROPAISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

apotropaism

Apotropaic magic

Apotropaic magic is a type of magic intended to "turn away" harm or evil influences, as in deflecting misfortune or averting the evil eye. "Apotropaic" observances may also be practiced out of vague superstition or out of tradition, as in good luck charm, amulets, or gestures such as fingers crossed or knocking on wood. The Greeks made offerings to the Averting Gods,, chthonic deities and heroes who grant safety and deflect evil.

Definition of apotropaism in the English dictionary

The definition of apotropaism in the dictionary is the use of ritual or magic to ward off evil or bad luck.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APOTROPAISM


attorneyism
əˈtɜːnɪɪzəm
boobyism
ˈbuːbɪɪzəm
bullyism
ˈbʊlɪɪzəm
dandyism
ˈdændɪɪzəm
dilettanteism
ˌdɪləˈtæntɪɪzəm
dowdyism
ˈdaʊdɪɪzəm
entryism
ˈɛntrɪɪzəm
fogyism
ˈfəʊɡɪɪzəm
hackneyism
ˈhæknɪɪzəm
lobbyism
ˈlɒbɪɪzəm
partyism
ˈpɑːtɪɪzəm
pococuranteism
ˌpəʊkəʊkjʊˈræntɪɪzəm
prosaism
prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm
puppyism
ˈpʌpɪɪzəm
pygmyism
ˈpɪɡmɪɪzəm
rowdyism
ˈraʊdɪɪzəm
Tammanyism
ˈtæmənɪɪzəm
toadyism
ˈtəʊdɪɪzəm
Toryism
ˈtɔːrɪɪzəm
Yankeeism
ˈjæŋkɪɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APOTROPAISM

apothecaries´ measure
apothecaries´ weight
apothecary
apothece
apothecia
apothecial
apothecium
apothegm
apothegmatic
apothegmatical
apothegmatist
apothegmatize
apothem
apotheoses
apotheosis
apotheosise
apotheosize
apotropaic
apotropaically
apozem

WORDS THAT END LIKE APOTROPAISM

archaism
Conservative Judaism
Dadaism
Hebraism
Judaism
karaism
Krishnaism
Lamaism
mahatmaism
Mazdaism
Mithraism
Orthodox Judaism
Pharisaism
pollyannaism
Reform Judaism
Shivaism
Sivaism
ultraism
Vedaism
voltaism

Synonyms and antonyms of apotropaism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «apotropaism» into 25 languages

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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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Apotropaisme
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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액막이
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Apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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अभिप्राय
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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apotropaism
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af

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apotropaism
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apotropaism
10 millions of speakers
no

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apotropaism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apotropaism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTROPAISM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTROPAISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apotropaism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APOTROPAISM»

Discover the use of apotropaism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apotropaism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Authority of the Word: Reflecting on Image and Text in ...
In order to understand this type of devotion, I focus my discussion on one of its constituent elements, the concept of apotropaism. Broadly speaking, apotropaism is the process of averting evil or turning harm away from someone or something.
Celeste Brusati, Karl A. E.. Enenkel, Walter Melion, 2011
2
Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour
See Hephaistos, Return of; donkey, comic; horse, comic; behaviour, improper; gluttony,'; archetypes, comic and apotropaism, 39 and jumping in kraters, 87 and urinating in an oinochoe, 48 and vomiting, 90 at the komos, 90 exaggerated, 8 6 in ...
Alexandre G. Mitchell, 2009
3
The Background And Contents Of Paul's Cultic Atonement Metaphors
Apotropaism and Its Assimilation to Sacrifice McLean considers expulsion rituals to be a kind of apotropaic rite, but the term apotropaic has long designated an amulet or figure that diverts evil from the community.1 The curse transmission ritual ...
Stephen Finlan, 2004
4
The Best Words
apotropaism. (ap-ah-troh-PEY-iz-um) noun the use of magic or ritual to prevent evil or bad luck. apotrope. (ap-ah-TROPE) noun amulets, talismans, and other symbols used to ward off evil or misfortune. “It sounds so cool..., and how it's spelt  ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2011
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THE MAD PROFESSOR OF BABELDU
In the good old days in Atyap land, discipline, responsible and respected elders versed in the ancient science and art of apotropaism spoke to death in an apotropaic language that forced it to spare the young ones in particular. Now, we have ...
Adamu Kyuka Usman Lilymjok, 2013
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Re-Membering Frankenstein: Healing the Monster in Every Man
Idealization is a hidden apotropaism; one idealizes whenever there is a secret fear to be exorcised. What is feared is the unconscious and its magical influence.” Archetypes ofthe Unconscious, CW Vol 9, p 192. Witches, bitches, Medusa, the ...
G. H. Ellis, 2011
7
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece
The Samothracian mysteries might therefore have been fertility rites.” Ithyphallicism, however, has a strong connection with apotropaism, the warding away of danger, which might fit in with the cult's promise to save men 'in dangers on the sea', ...
Matthew Dillon, 2013
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An Aesthetic Occupation: The Immediacy of Architecture and ...
25 Antonious, George, 154 n.24, 179- 180 n.i Apotropaism, 8, 10, 12, 18, 29, 39, 64, 66-67, 69-72. 90-9L 93-95. 97- 98, 107-108, 130, 131, 172 n.88, 194 n.i AqsaMosque, xi, 3, 36, 53, 61, 68-69, 71, 83, 85, 88, 90, 92, 101, 103, 107, 158 n. 6, ...
Daniel Bertand Monk, 2002
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Becoming the Buddha: The Ritual of Image Consecration in ...
An esoteric apotropaism permeates the construction and consecration of Buddha images and includes auspicious days for building an image, the correspondence between chanted gatha and the Triple Gem, and installing Phra Upagutta to ...
Donald K. Swearer, 2004
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Apotropaic Magic: Evil, Ceremony, Magic (paranormal), ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Apotropaic magic is a ritual observance that is intended to turn away evil.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2010

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Apotropaism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apotropaism>. Oct 2020 ».
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