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My wife and I often visit Rosales and the Ilokos as a matter of habit or whim induced by nostalgia, homesickness - whatever draws pilgrims to worshipped sanctuaries. Or, perhaps, what compels moths to seek the votive flame.
F. Sionil Jose

Meaning of "votive" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VOTIVE

From Latin vōtīvus promised by a vow, from vōtum a vow.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VOTIVE

votive  [ˈvəʊtɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VOTIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Votive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES VOTIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

votive

Votive offering

A votive deposit or votive offering is one or more objects displayed or deposited, without the intention of recovery or use, in a sacred place for broadly religious purposes. Such items are a feature of modern and ancient societies and are generally made in order to gain favor with supernatural forces. Some offerings have apparently been made in anticipation of the achievement of a particular wish, but in Western cultures from which documentary evidence survives it has been more typical to wait until the wish has been fulfilled before making the offering, for which the more specific term ex-voto may be used. Votive offerings have been described in historical Roman era and Greek sources, although similar acts continue into the present day, for example in traditional Catholic culture and, arguably, in the modern-day practice of tossing coins into a wishing well or fountain. The modern construction practice called topping out can be considered as an example of a votive practice that has very ancient roots.

Definition of votive in the English dictionary

The definition of votive in the dictionary is offered, given, undertaken, performed or dedicated in fulfilment of or in accordance with a vow. Other definition of votive is optional; not prescribed; having the nature of a voluntary offering.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VOTIVE


attributive
əˈtrɪbjʊtɪv
automotive
ˌɔːtəˈməʊtɪv
connotive
kəˈnəʊtɪv
consecutive
kənˈsɛkjʊtɪv
contributive
kənˈtrɪbjʊtɪv
denotive
dɪˈnəʊtɪv
diminutive
dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv
distributive
dɪˈstrɪbjʊtɪv
electromotive
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈməʊtɪv
emotive
ɪˈməʊtɪv
evolutive
ɪˈvɒljʊtɪv
executive
ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɪv
locomotive
ˌləʊkəˈməʊtɪv
magnetomotive
mæɡˌniːtəʊˈməʊtɪv
motive
ˈməʊtɪv
nonautomotive
ˌnɒnˌɔːtəˈməʊtɪv
promotive
prəˈməʊtɪv
redistributive
ˌriːdɪsˈtrɪbjʊtɪv
retributive
rɪˈtrɪbjʊtɪv
terremotive
ˌtɛrɪˈməʊtɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VOTIVE

vote-catching
vote-loser
vote-winner
voteable
voteen
voteless
voter
voter registration
voter registration card
voting
voting booth
voting machine
voting paper
voting precinct
voting rights
voting share
votive candle
votively
votiveness
votress

WORDS THAT END LIKE VOTIVE

active
administrative
alternative
competitive
cooperative
creative
effective
in the negative
interactive
native
negative
perspective
positive
profit motive
relative
representative
respective
sensitive
tank locomotive
ulterior motive

Synonyms and antonyms of votive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «votive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VOTIVE

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

Translator English - Chinese

还愿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

votiva
570 millions of speakers

English

votive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मन्नत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نذري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обету
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

votiva
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্রত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

votif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Votive
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Votiv-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

奉納
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

봉헌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Votive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

do phát thệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொருத்தனைகளையும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वांशिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

adak olarak verilen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

votivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wotywne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обітниці
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

votiv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναθηματικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

votief
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ljuslykta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

votive
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of votive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VOTIVE»

The term «votive» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.478 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VOTIVE» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «VOTIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word votive.
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F. Sionil Jose
My wife and I often visit Rosales and the Ilokos as a matter of habit or whim induced by nostalgia, homesickness - whatever draws pilgrims to worshipped sanctuaries. Or, perhaps, what compels moths to seek the votive flame.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VOTIVE»

Discover the use of votive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to votive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Votive Tablets in Thailand: Origin, Styles, and Uses
This book focuses on the origin, development of styles, and uses of votive tablets in Thailand from their introduction in the sixth century CE to their present role in the almost universal Thai practice of wearing amulets.
Pattaratorn Chirapravati (M.L.), 1997
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Votive offerings to Hathor
This book examines the worship in ancient Egypt of Hathor, the goddess of women and of foreign places, and the contribution which votive offerings can make to the study of a traditional religion.
Geraldine Pinch, 1993
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Late Etruscan Votive Heads from Tessennano: Production, ...
Mouldmade terracotta heads of men, women and children were being produced in Italy from the fourth century BC. This book not only discusses the production, chronology, distribution, style and chemical composition of these heads, but also ...
Martin Söderlind, 2002
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Japanese Popular Prints: From Votive Slips to Playing Cards
" "The book is an exploration of this area of cultural history and the numerous colour illustrations encourage a playful investigation of the many threads of Japan's visual culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Rebecca Salter, 2006
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Votive
One look will steal your heart, but her touch will take your soul , , , La Serenissima - a beautiful but deadly city where corrupt aristocrats rule and everything, including love, has a price.
Karen Brooks, 2011
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The Votive Statues of the Athenian Acropolis
This book brings together all of the evidence for statue dedications on the Acropolis in the sixth and fifth centuries BC, including inscribed statue bases that preserve information about the dedicators and the evidence for lost bronze ...
Katherine Keesling, 2008
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Infinitas gracias: contemporary Mexican votive painting
"Infinitas Gracias" is the first collection of the work of Alfredo Vilchis Roque, one of Mexico's most famous contemporary painters, and his sons.
Alfredo Vilchis Roque, Pierre Schwartz, 2004
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Votive Panels and Popular Piety in Early Modern Italy
This book traces the origins and development of the use of votive panels in this period
Fredrika H. Jacobs, 2013
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Faith and transformation: votive offerings and amulets from ...
Drawing on examples from a one of a kind collection held at Santa Fes Museum of International Folk Art, this book discusses the meaning and ritual uses of amulets and ex-votos throughout the world.
Alexander Girard, Doris Francis, Paul Smutko, 2007
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The Religion of the Etruscans
Votive religion touches upon basic human needs and the innermost prayers of all , from rulers to slaves. The material remnants of Etruscan votives, after two millennia in Tuscan soil, represent only a tiny fraction of all the ceremony, belief, and ...
Nancy Thomson de Grummond, Erika Simon, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VOTIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term votive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rochefort-du-Gard : la fête votive commence ce soir
L a fête votive de Rochefort-du-Gard voit cette année le retour des taureaux. Programme des quatre jours de fête. Au programme de la fête, aujourd'hui vendredi ... «Midi Libre, Jul 15»
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Une heure en moins de fête votive : les jeunes de Vauvert protestent
Les jeunes sont opposés à ce que la fête votive s'arrête une heure plus tôt. "Le maire commence à détruire ce qu'il voulait défendre, les traditions", disent-ils. «Midi Libre, Jul 15»
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Gard : un homme tué par un taureau à la fête votive de St-Maurice …
U n Gardois âgé d'une soixantaine d'années est décédé dimanche soir, lors d'une encierro nocturne, à la fête votive de Saint-Maurice-de-Cazevieille dans le ... «Midi Libre, Jun 15»
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Chinese Votive Sword Found in Georgia suggests Pre-Columbian …
In July 2014, an avocational surface collector chanced across a partially exposed Chinese votive sword behind roots in an eroded bank of a small stream in ... «Ancient Origins, Jun 15»
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Le curé ne célèbre pas la fête votive... à cause d'une baraque à …
C'est une drôle d'histoire que relatent nos confrères de Var Matin ce mardi. A Callas (Var), le curé de la paroisse locale a boycotté la fête votive organisée par le ... «Bien Public, May 15»
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ST-HILAIRE-DE-BRETHMAS La fête votive réunit plus de 4 000 …
Comme chaque année, St-Hilaire-de-Brethmas a ouvert le bal des fêtes votives cévenoles, ce week-end, avec quatre jours de festivités et un record de ... «Objectif Gard, May 15»
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The New 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 3 Poster Is Divine
For the uninitiated, votive candles like these are common objects of worship used in Christian prayer, particularly in the Roman Catholic tradition and in Mexican ... «MTV.com, Apr 15»
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Is it time to ban the burning of votive papers?
One ritual the "grave sweepers" perform is the placing of stones on top of votive papers around the tombs as an offering so that their ancestors have enough ... «China Post, Mar 15»
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Ladra di statue votive torna in azione. Scatta la seconda denuncia …
G.G., la 44enne di Sternatia finita nei guai meno di un mese addietro per il furto continuato di statue votive, è tornata all'azione. Stesso copione, identico reato. «Lecceprima.it, Feb 15»
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Ruba 24 statue dalle edicole votive. Denunciata una "devota" 42enne
Una donna di Sternatia, tra dicembre e gennaio, si è impossessata di diverse sculture, prelevate dalle vie di Cutrofiano e Sogliano Cavour. I carabinieri della ... «Lecceprima.it, Jan 15»

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