(also theophorous /THēəˈfôrəs/)
Definition of theophoric in English:
Bearing the name of a god.
- 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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