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Meaning of "ex voto" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EX VOTO

ex voto  [ɛks ˈvəʊtəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EX VOTO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ex voto can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES EX VOTO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ex voto

Ex-voto

An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or to a divinity. It is given in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude or devotion. Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshiper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks. The destinations of pilgrimages often include shrines decorated with ex-votos. Ex-votos can take a wide variety of forms. They are not only intended for the helping figure, but also as a testimony to later visitors of the received help. As such they may include texts explaining a miracle attributed to the helper, or symbols such as a painted or modeled reproduction of a miraculously healed body part, or a directly related item such as a crutch given by a person formerly lame. There are places where a very old tradition of depositing ex-votos existed, such as Abydos in ancient Egypt.

Definition of ex voto in the English dictionary

The definition of ex voto in the dictionary is in accordance with a vow. Other definition of ex voto is an offering made in fulfilment of a vow.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EX VOTO


Kioto
kɪˈəʊtəʊ
koto
ˈkəʊtəʊ
Kumamoto
ˌkʊməˈməʊtəʊ
Kyoto
kɪˈəʊtəʊ
minimoto
ˈmɪnɪˌməʊtəʊ
photo
ˈfəʊtəʊ
putto
ˈpʊtəʊ
radiophoto
ˌraɪdɪəʊˈfəʊtəʊ
roto
ˈrəʊtəʊ
Saulteaux
ˈsəʊtəʊ
telephoto
ˌtelɪˈfəʊtəʊ
wirephoto
ˈwaɪəˌfəʊtəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EX VOTO

ex all
ex ante
ex cathedra
ex div.
ex dividend
ex gratia
ex hypothesi
ex lib.
ex libris
ex new
ex nihilo
ex off.
ex officio
ex parte
ex post facto
ex silentio
ex works
ex-con
ex-directory
ex-husband

WORDS THAT END LIKE EX VOTO

according to
auto
be a wake-up to
come home to
come to
come up to
con moto
De Soto
down to
due to
Fernando De Soto
in addition to
in toto
Nansei-shoto
passport photo
Sokoto
Soto
supermoto
to
X-ray photo

Synonyms and antonyms of ex voto in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ex voto» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EX VOTO

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Translator English - Chinese

前博托
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exvoto
570 millions of speakers

English

ex voto
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्व Voto
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السابق فوتو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экс Вото
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ex voto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাক ভিটো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ex-voto
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ex voto
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ex voto
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

の元voto
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전직 VOTO
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ex voto
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cũ Voto
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Ex voto
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूर्व व्हिटोआ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eski oy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ex voto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ex voto
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екс Вото
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ex Voto
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ex voto
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ex voto
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ex voto
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ex Voto
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ex voto

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EX VOTO»

The term «ex voto» is normally little used and occupies the 109.861 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EX VOTO» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EX VOTO»

Discover the use of ex voto in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ex voto and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Ex Voto
Samuel Butler describes the Italian landscape and art in this work. the North-Italian sanctuary of Varallo-Seisa is dwelled upon in this work and its history and architecture have been elaborated upon.
Samuel Butler, 2009
2
Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World
EX-VOTO. orcisms and of extending the rite's power beyond the ceremony.) In the competitive religious marketplace of the Roman period, an exorcist might distinguish himself and his authority through the particularly extravagant performance ...
Glen Warren Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar, 1999
3
Madonnas That Maim: Popular Catholicism in Italy Since the ...
Since the use of these ex voto has continued right into the twentieth century, some of the dangers depicted are quite modern. It is not uncommon at some sanctuaries to find ex voto depicting houses being bombed from the air, ships being hit ...
Michael P. Carroll, 1992
4
The Idol in the Age of Art: Objects, Devotions and the Early ...
The metaphor of imprinting and impressing wax, deployed within Aristotelian physics to explain the relationship between form, matter, and sensory perception, was frequently used in religious discourse to suggest Kriss-Rettenbeck, Ex Voto,  ...
Michael Wayne Cole, Rebecca Zorach, 2009
5
Depicting Canada's Children
Another ex voto is devoted to a single child, little Marie-Anne Robinau de Bécancour.19 Until recently the work was attributed to a certain Monsieur de Cardenat,20 who was associated with the mythical École des arts et métiers in ...
Loren Lerner, 2009
6
France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for ...
In 1790, Élisabeth sent an ex-voto, a votive gift, to the cathedral at Chartres.12 The purpose of an ex-voto is to serve as the physical aspect of a wish, prayer, or intention. The pilgrim carries the ex-voto to the pilgrimage destination and leaves it ...
Raymond Anthony Jonas, 2000
7
Mexican Folk Retablos
Ex-Voto 1957 WA" x 20" Dedico el presete con todo el respeto y Veneración al Sto. Niño de Plateros, por haber librado a mi hijo Federico G. Corral, de los duros combates en la GUERRA del Año 45. en una parte de Europa nombrado ...
Gloria Fraser Giffords, 1992
8
Religions du Pont-Euxin: actes du VIIIe Symposium de Vani, ...
Nous distinguons ici : - D'une part, des "ex-voto par destination". Il s'agit d' offrandes conçues et fabriquées dès le départ comme telles, et qui généralement n'avaient pas d'autre usage normal : par exemple des statues ou statuettes votives, ...
Ot'ar Lort'k'ip'anije, Arlette Fraysse, Evelyne Geny, 1999
9
Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the ...
Some migrants promise the extraordinary—to embark on a costly and long pilgrimage to the home community to thank their protector personally and to leave an ex-voto drawing, a lock of hair, or other cherished object as fulfillment of the vow.
Jacqueline Maria HAGAN, Jacqueline Maria Hagan, 2009
10
American Catholics in the Protestant Imagination: Rethinking ...
Partly, this was because Chimayo is a pleasant place to visit; but in addition, I had developed an interest in santero art, and the ex voto room did remind me of the many shrines that I had visited in Italy and Spain, and obviously something ...
Michael P. Carroll, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EX VOTO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ex voto is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Little Cactus Flowers: Art in the Shadow of #Grexit
... it turns out to be a “traditional 19th century ex voto for the cure of mental illness.” Above it there's a contemporary drawing by Fredrich Kunath, ... «Blouinartinfo UK, Jul 15»
2
Support The St. Roch Market
In it there is small chapel known as the place where the needy often leave a replica of a body part (an ex voto) as a part of a prayer for cure. As our prayer for the ... «My New Orleans, Jul 15»
3
The Art of Accumulation at a New Orleans Shrine to the Plague Saint
Ex voto offerings can take many forms at religious sites, from paintings of prayers answered in a Mexican sanctuary to the repeated word “merci ... «Hyperallergic, Jun 15»
4
Butterfly Education and Awareness Day coming to botanical gardens
Ex Voto Vintage 2014. Photo by Olivia Burton. Ex Voto Vintage ... Elizabeth Adams' Ex Voto Vintage jewelry reflects the idea that old, forgotten ... «Village Living, Jun 15»
5
Mountain Brook ranked best suburb to raise a family in Alabama
Ex Voto Vintage 2014. Photo by Olivia Burton. Ex Voto Vintage. Timeless, but with a modern twist, Elizabeth Adams' Ex Voto Vintage jewelry ... «Village Living, May 15»
6
Canterbury to welcome new senior minister in June
Ex Voto Vintage 2014. Photo by Olivia Burton. Ex Voto Vintage ... Elizabeth Adams' Ex Voto Vintage jewelry reflects the idea that old, forgotten ... «Village Living, May 15»
7
Expo Park's Ochre House Theater is a Regular Showcase for Dallas …
As González recalls, "We were always going to record the soundtrack to Ex Voto [a play about Frida Kahlo], but it just never happened." As with ... «Dallas Observer, May 15»
8
Wreath laying ceremony honors lives of fallen officers
Ex Voto Vintage 2014. Photo by Olivia Burton. Ex Voto Vintage ... Elizabeth Adams' Ex Voto Vintage jewelry reflects the idea that old, forgotten ... «Village Living, May 15»
9
Your Easy Guide to Layering Necklaces
... styleblueprint.com. The 14K shield necklace, $435, and the Lexington necklace with pearl, $169, are available at Ex Voto in Birmingham, AL. «StyleBlueprint, Mar 15»
10
Initial expressions: 'The Art of the Monogram' through the ages
#Brumback will be at Place on the Pointe, 2416 Westgate Drive., to sign copies of her book on Monday, which also will feature the Ex Voto ... «The Albany Herald, Mar 15»

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