Definition of theophoric in English:

theophoric

Line breaks: theo|phor¦ic
Pronunciation: /θɪəˈfɒrɪk
 
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(also theophorous)

adjective

Bearing the name of a god.
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  • The ‘fish’ sign could then be a rebus forming part of a theophoric name - a very common occurrence in Indian culture, where people are often named after gods and goddesses.
  • Punic names were characteristically theophoric, and the Romanizing upper classes of North Africa typically assumed Latin names that retained the religious or moralistic connotations of the originals.
  • The theophoric element ‘nabu’ appears in names like Nabonaid, Nabopolasser, and Nabuchadnezzer.

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