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Meaning of "iconolatry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ICONOLATRY

iconolatry  [ˌaɪkɒˈnɒlətrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ICONOLATRY

noun
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verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Iconolatry 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 ICONOLATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Iconolatry

Iconolatry: from the two Greek terms eikon, denoting simply a picture or image, and latreia, to adore. See icon. Icon in Greek simply denotes a picture but has now come to be closely associated with religious art used by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. Icons are used by Orthodox Churches to assist in prayer and worship of God. Icon is the same word used in the Bible in Genesis 1:27, Colossians 1:15. Iconolatry is the veneration of images and often referred to in relation to the Iconoclastic period where there was a "cleansing" and destruction by the Byzantine Empire of all religious art. One reason given for this were that the Christians would venerate images of Saints, the Son of God and even pictures of God and scrape parts of the icons into Holy Communion; see iconoclasm for a more complete discussion. The Orthodox Church held at least two Church councils to decide on the proper use of icons. The Council of Hieria in 753 expressly forbade the making of icons, and ordered all pictures of Jesus and the saints to be removed from the churches, saying that they ought instead to be decorated with pictures of birds, flowers, and fruit.

Definition of iconolatry in the English dictionary

The definition of iconolatry in the dictionary is the worship or adoration of icons as idols.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ICONOLATRY


anthropolatry
ˌænθrəˈpɒlətrɪ
bardolatry
bɑːˈdɒlətrɪ
bibliolatry
ˌbɪblɪˈɒlətrɪ
cosmolatry
kɒzˈmɒlətrɪ
demonolatry
ˌdiːməˈnɒlətrɪ
dendrolatry
dɛnˈdrɒlətrɪ
ecclesiolatry
ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlətrɪ
hierolatry
ˌhaɪəˈrɒlətrɪ
ichthyolatry
ˌɪkθɪˈɒlətrɪ
idolatry
aɪˈdɒlətrɪ
litholatry
lɪˈθɒlətrɪ
lordolatry
lɔːˈdɒlətrɪ
Maryolatry
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
monolatry
mɒˈnɒlətrɪ
necrolatry
nɛˈkrɒlətrɪ
physiolatry
ˌfɪzɪˈɒlətrɪ
plutolatry
pluːˈtɒlətrɪ
symbololatry
sɪmˈbɒlətrɪ
thaumatolatry
ˌθɔːməˈtɒlətrɪ
zoolatry
zəʊˈɒlətrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ICONOLATRY

iconoclasm
iconoclast
iconoclastic
iconoclastically
iconographer
iconographic
iconographical
iconographies
iconography
iconolater
iconolatrous
iconological
iconologist
iconology
iconomatic
iconomaticism
iconoscope
iconostas
iconostases
iconostasis

WORDS THAT END LIKE ICONOLATRY

angelolatry
astrolatry
autolatry
barratry
epeolatry
geolatry
gyniolatry
hagiolatry
heliolatry
Mariolatry
neuropsychiatry
orthopsychiatry
phratry
physiatry
podiatry
psychiatry
pyrolatry
statolatry
sympatry
theriolatry

Synonyms and antonyms of iconolatry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «iconolatry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ICONOLATRY

Find out the translation of iconolatry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of iconolatry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «iconolatry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

iconolatry
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

iconolatría
570 millions of speakers

English

iconolatry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

iconolatry
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

iconolatry
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

iconolatry
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

iconolatria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিমাপূজা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

iconolâtrie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Iconolatry
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bilderverehrung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

偶像崇拝
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

iconolatry
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iconolatry
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

iconolatry
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உருவவழிபாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इंद्रधनुष्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ikonlara tapma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

iconolatria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

iconolatry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

iconolatry
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

iconolatry
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Εικονολατρίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

iconolatry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

iconolatry
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

iconolatry
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of iconolatry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ICONOLATRY»

The term «iconolatry» is used very little and occupies the 185.791 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ICONOLATRY» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ICONOLATRY»

Discover the use of iconolatry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to iconolatry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Imaginative Glimpse: The Trinity and Multiple Religious ...
In Part I of the book Panikkar identifies three basic forms of spirituality (iconolatry, personalism, and mysticism or advaita), which are parallel with three ways of life in Hinduism: action (karmamārga), devotion (bhaktimārga), and knowledge ...
Joas Adiprasetya, 2013
2
Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture ...
Iconoclasrn, idolatry, and iconolatry have been addressed by more recent critics in theological, political, philosophical, aesthetic-semiotic, and historicalcultural contexts.4 Rather than adopting the rational position that “[m]ost iconoclasm ...
Kamilla Elliott, 2012
3
God's Law Our Compass
Others think the prophets were so removed from idolatry that they misunderstood the claims of iconolatry (Kaufman). In either case, the prophets found worship directed toward an image absurd. 3. Iconolatry is a manifestation of spiritual ...
Ph. D. James E. Smith, 2011
4
Pondering the Imponderable: Jewish Reflections on God, ...
Thus, Jose Faur observed: “When considering the worship of images in Israel, it is important to distinguish between 'idolatry'—the worship of strange gods—and ' iconolatry,' the worship of God with images . . . The Bible recognizes a legitimate  ...
Martin Sicker, 2010
5
Jainism: An Indian Religion of Salvation
The opponents of iconolatry, the Sthanakavasis (i.e. those who worship only in community-houses and not in temples) maintain, on the other hand, that the cult of idols was not taught by the Tirtharikaras. They dispute the genuineness of the ...
Helmuth von Glasenapp, 1999
6
Rethinking the Trinity and Religious Pluralism: An ...
In the first section of The Trinity and the Religious Experience ofMan, Panikkar identifies three irreducible forms of spirituality,9 which he identifies as “iconolatry, ” “personalism” and “mysticism.”10 These three spiritualities parallel the Hindu ...
Keith E. Johnson, 2011
7
The Beginning and the End of 'Religion'
The answer that we might now give is: as acknowledgement of holiness, of that which lies beyond our comprehension and control.31' Panikkar translates karmamarga as 'iconolatry', which he defines as that tradition of worship, of veneration ...
Nicholas Lash, 1996
8
Sacred and Profane Beauty: The Holy in Art
The monk and theologian John of Damascus, from Jerusalem (died c. 754), indicates the theological basis of iconolatry: "I shall never cease to revere the material, through which my salvation became reality." The dogmatic core of iconolatry is ...
Gerardus Leeuw, 1963
9
The Biology of Religious Behavior: The Evolutionary Origins ...
While one could perhaps suggest a certain iconola- try here, I believe we must recognize an irreducible quality of iconolatry— the icon is alive. The representation of an inanimate Christ forestalls the true iconolatry of and, for example, the ...
Jay R. Feierman, 2009
10
The Forgotten Diaspora: Jewish Communities in West Africa ...
Discourse between Senegambians and Jews: Iconolatry and Iconoclasm In early seventeenth-century Senegal, Jews and Muslims carried out theological discussions in which the Jews stressed the similarity oftheir beliefs and rituals to Muslim ...
Peter Mark, José da Silva Horta, 2013

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ICONOLATRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term iconolatry is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Tomboy Fashion: Vans Premieres Sexy Star Wars Shoe Collection
That's because Vans has combined Star Wars iconolatry with hip patterns that make for a super interesting combination. For some reason, I ... «SheWired, Jul 14»
2
May a Jew enter a non-Jewish house of worship?
With its belief in monotheism and its lack of iconolatry, Islam does not fall into this category; therefore, a Jew may enter a mosque. Jewish ... «Jerusalem Post, May 12»
3
Iconoclasm and Iconolatry: A Review of Reconsidering Jane Jacobs
In the introduction to Reconsidering Jane Jacobs, a new book from the American Planning Association, co-editor Max Page writes that the book ... «Huffington Post, May 11»
4
None Too Soone
Designer Julien Soone's designs still hold it down for Japanese iconolatry, with a painstaking attention to detail. Check the full S2One collection ... «SoJones, Apr 10»
5
Schlossplatz, Berlin-Mitte
... puts into play notions of iconolatry and iconoclasm within monumental public space. With their exhibition, Allora & Calzadilla elaborate on the ... «E-Flux, Jun 09»
6
Lincoln Unvarnished
(Indeed, in a bizarre last chapter Tripp himself goes blind with iconolatry, arguing that Lincoln was great because he was gay—and that if only ... «In These Times, Feb 05»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Iconolatry [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/iconolatry>. Nov 2019 ».
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