Definition of theophoric in English:

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theophoric

Pronunciation: /THēəˈfôrik/
(also theophorous /THēəˈfôrəs/)

adjective

Bearing the name of a god.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with theophoric

aleatoric, allegoric, anaphoric, camphoric, categoric, choric, Doric, euphoric, historic, metaphoric, meteoric, phantasmagoric, phosphoric, pyrophoric, semaphoric, sophomoric, Warwick, Yorick

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Syllabification: the·o·phor·ic

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