Definition of theriomorphic in English:


Line breaks: therio|morph¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌθɪərɪə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪk


  • (Especially of a deity) having an animal form: gods depicted in theriomorphic form a theriomorphic vehicle
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    • If they are animal masks of a god, my best guess is that they are theriomorphic manifestations rather than anthropomorphisations.
    • Sometimes, therefore, her features were theriomorphic.
    • A revival of theriomorphic figures could also be accomplished by turning to those of the remote past.


late 19th century: from Greek thērion 'wild beast' + -morph + -ic.

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