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zoomorphism Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god

Zo`ö*mor"phism noun (Also<
  • Zoomorphism
  • Zoömorphism
  1. The transformation of men into beasts. R. Smart.
  2. The quality of representing or using animal forms; as, zoömorphism in ornament.
  3. The representation of God, or of gods, in the form, or with the attributes, of the lower animals.
    To avoid the error of anthropomorphism, we fall into the vastly greater, and more absurd, error of zoömorphism. Mivart.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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