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Meaning of "xoanon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD XOANON

From Greek, from xuō to scrape, smooth.
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PRONUNCIATION OF XOANON

xoanon  [ˈzəʊəˌnɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XOANON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xoanon 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 XOANON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

xoanon

Xoanon

A xoanon was an Archaic wooden cult image of Ancient Greece. Classical Greeks associated such cult objects, whether aniconic or effigy, with the legendary Daedalus. Many such cult images were preserved into historical times, though none have survived to the modern day, except where their image was copied in stone or marble. In the 2nd century CE, Pausanias described numerous xoana in his Description of Greece, notably the image of Hera in her temple at Samos. "The statue of Samian Hera, as Aethilos says, was a wooden beam at first, but afterwards, when Prokles was ruler, it was humanized in form". In Pausanias' travels he never mentions seeing a xoanon of a mortal man.

Definition of xoanon in the English dictionary

The definition of xoanon in the dictionary is a primitive image of a god, carved, esp originally, in wood, and supposed to have fallen from heaven.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XOANON


actinon
ˈæktɪˌnɒn
Agamemnon
ˌæɡəˈmɛmnɒn
Al-Anon
ˈæləˌnɒn
anon
əˈnɒn
argonon
ˈɑːɡəˌnɒn
diazinon
daɪˈæzɪnɒn
guenon
ɡəˈnɒn
hebenon
ˈhɛbəˌnɒn
lanthanon
ˈlænθəˌnɒn
magnon
ˈmæɡnɒn
ninon
ˈniːnɒn
olecranon
əʊˈlɛkrəˌnɒn
organon
ˈɔːɡəˌnɒn
Parthenon
ˈpɑːθəˌnɒn
perispomenon
ˌpɛrɪˈspəʊməˌnɒn
phonon
ˈfəʊnɒn
properispomenon
prəʊˌperɪˈspəʊməˌnɒn
Simenon
ˈsɪmənɒn
turn-on
ˈtɜːnɒn
xenon
ˈzɛnɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XOANON

xiphopagic
xiphopagous
xiphopagus
xiphophyllous
xiphosuran
Xizang Autonomous Region
XL
XLNT
Xmas
XML
Xn
Xnty
XO
xoana
Xochimilco
XP
Xt
Xtian
Xty
xu

WORDS THAT END LIKE XOANON

Anti-Lebanon
canon
cedar of Lebanon
crab canon
ever and anon
fanon
gonfanon
Lebanon
minor canon
mirror canon
retrograde canon
synanon
the Lebanon

Synonyms and antonyms of xoanon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xoanon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XOANON

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The translations of xoanon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «xoanon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

xoanon
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xoanon
570 millions of speakers

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xoanon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xoanon
380 millions of speakers
ar

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xoanon
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

xoanon
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xoanon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xoanon
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xoanon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xoanon
190 millions of speakers

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xoanon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

xoanon
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크 소아 논
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xoanon
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

xoanon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

xoanon
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Xoanon
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

xoanon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xoanon
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xoanon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

xoanon
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xoanon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ξόανο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xoanon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xoanon
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

xoanon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xoanon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XOANON»

The term «xoanon» is normally little used and occupies the 141.303 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XOANON» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XOANON»

Discover the use of xoanon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xoanon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Xoanon
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A xoanon (Greek: plural: xoana, from the verb, xeein, to carve or scrape ) was an Archaic wooden cult image of Ancient Greece.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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The Sanctuary of Athena Nike in Athens: Architectural Stages ...
Before we attempt the direct association of the Archaic cult image of Nike and the xoanon mentioned by Heliodoros and Pausanias, we need to consider how well the respective evidence on the two accords. Heliodoros states that the xoanon ...
Ira S. Mark, 1993
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Strabo's Cultural Geography: The Making of a Kolossourgia
The cult of the goddess of Ephesus was systematically exported to various Massaliote sub-colonies where, as Strabo specif1es: 'they keep the artistic design (S1dOecnc,) of the xoanon the same, and all the other usages precisely the same as ...
Daniela Dueck, Hugh Lindsay, Sarah Pothecary, 2005
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Mortals and Immortals: Collected Essays
Sometimes hidden, sometimes uncovered, the xoanon oscillates between the two extremes of "being kept secret" and "being shown to the public." The "sighting " of the image takes place each time in relation to a preliminary "hidden," which ...
Jean-Pierre Vernant, Froma I. Zeitlin, 1991
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Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek ...
We know there were several statues of Artemis at Brauron, at one time even a special xoanon,5 but Pausanias denies that this particular xoanon was the one Iphigeneia had brought back from the Taurians.6 The Persians took this one back to ...
Susan Guettel Cole, 2004
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The Transformation of Hera: A Study of Ritual, Hero, and the ...
Callimachus' description of the Samian xoanon as a sanis—a flat board or plank regularly used for doors or wooden tablets—and specifically as "not carved by chisels" (gluphanon axoos sanis) clearly indicates an aniconic Hera of Samos.
Joan V. O'Brien, 1993
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Facing the Gods: Epiphany and Representation in Graeco-Roman ...
Epiphanic alternatives 1: the xoanon Housed in the Erechtheion from c. 420 bce but ofunknown date and origin, the Polias' appearance is shrouded in mystery. Reconstructions have ranged from the aniconic, consisting of a small, plank-like ...
Verity Jane Platt, 2011
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The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood
The four founders of IheOneRing.net on a panel at the One Ring Celebration in early 2005: from left: Chris "Calisuri" Pirrotta, still wearing Elf ears from an earlier skit; Michael "Xoanon" Regina; Bill "Corvar" Thomas; and Erica "Tehanu" Challis.
Kristin Thompson, 2007
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Myth and the Creative Process: Michael Ayrton and the Myth ...
When Pausanias came to Corinth he saw a nude xoanon of Heracles, purportedly the work of Daedalus, near the temple of Athena Chalinitis ("of the Bridle"), which was close to the theater. At this point he offers a succinct artistic appraisal of ...
Jacob E. Nyenhuis, 2003
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Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You ...
And we have Xoanon creating the world in his own image, only Xoanon's a computer with a personality disorder performing a bizarre eugenics experiment only it can understand. But this exploration of philosophical themes is so much more ...
Graeme Burk, Robert Smith?, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XOANON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xoanon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bishop gone: Abbott finally bows to the inevitable
by Xoanon on Aug 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm. The discussions to put up some ... by Xoanon on Aug 3, 2015 at 10:06 am. Let the public purse hope there will be ... «Crikey, Aug 15»
2
Ricky Muir, the secret lefty revhead
by Xoanon on Jul 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm. But support for same-sex marriage is something rather off-road for Motoring Enthusiasts — and quite possibly contrary to ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
3
Inside the gay marriage debate: Shorten sets Joe de Bruyn's …
by Xoanon on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm. Call me a PC pedant, but could we drop the use of 'gay marriage'? The issue is a discriminatory law, not what uglies are ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
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Poll Bludger: can Abbott close polling gap before the election?
by Xoanon on Jul 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm. Xoanon - unfortunately voting behaviour continues to demonstrate that the vast majority of voters don't understand your ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
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Sacred Olives: Athena's Tree on the Acropolis
A Temple to Athena Polias ('of the city') was built c.525BC housing a xoanon cult statue inside — itself made from olive wood — and a precinct created for ... «Olive Oil Times, Mar 15»
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Failed statehood. Is it time for an(other) NT intervention?
Xoanon & JMNO – I doubt that SA – which has troubles of its own – would want the NT – and that may apply to WA and Qld as well. Maybe it is such a rotten ... «Crikey, Feb 15»
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Climate Change Too Fast for Ectotherms?
(Photo : xoanon / Fotolia). Ecotherms like reptiles, amphibians and fish are normally able to adapt to changes in the climate, and have done so in the past, but ... «Nature World News, Dec 14»
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Formula One 2014 predictions competition: Who will win the 2014 …
xoanon – 25. Socialismo – 25. Cesar Ceballos – 20. Thebeightstho – 20 eng99 – 20. Patrick Murray – 20 'Guest' – 20 OneDegreeCeeMax – 20 bringans – 20 «Telegraph.co.uk, May 14»
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Formula One 2014 predictions competition: Who is going to win the …
xoanon - 25. James - 25 eng99 - 20. Patrick Murray - 20 'Guest' - 20 OneDegreeCeeMax--by2100 - 20 bringans - 20. Sunil Koya - 20. Rach91h - 20. Hail Odin - ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 14»
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Getting to know Xoanon
Xoanon: Ah, the salad days. That was quite fun for me, I had the run of the place! There was very little…or actually NO news, so there was absolutely no studio ... «TheOneRing.net, Sep 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Xoanon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xoanon>. Jun 2021 ».
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