Zoophoric o`["o]*phor"ic, a. [Gr. ?; zw^,on an animal + fe`rein to bear; cf. F. zoophorique.] Bearing or supporting the figure of an animal; as, a zo["o]phoric column. [1913 Webster]

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  • zoophoric — |zōə|fȯrik adjective Etymology: Latin zoophorus + English ic : of, relating to, or employing a zoophorus * * * zōophoric / förˈ/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑zoo …   Useful english dictionary

  • zoophoric — zo·o·phor·ic …   English syllables

  • zoophorus — zoophoric /zoh euh fawr ik, for /, adj. /zoh of euhr euhs/, n., pl. zoophori / euh ruy /. zophorus. * * * …   Universalium

  • Zoophorus — A zoophorus in Medieval architecture is a sculptured frieze between the architrave and cornice with a continuous bas relief of animals, fabulous beasts, creatures from Hell, sea monsters, centaurs, mermaids, unicorns and Zodiac signs. An example… …   Wikipedia

  • ζωοφορικός — ή, ό αυτός που ανήκει ή αναφέρεται στη ζωοφόρο (ΙΙ). [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. zoophoric < zoo (πρβλ. ζω[ο] [ΙΙ]*) + phoric (πρβλ. φορικός < φορος < φέρω). Η λ. μαρτυρείται από το 1861 στο Γαλλοελληνικόν Λεξικόν τών Μ. Γ. Σχινά …   Dictionary of Greek

  • zo|o|phor|ic — «ZOH uh FAWR ihk, FOR », adjective. bearing a figure of a man or an animal, or more than one such figure: »a zoophoric column …   Useful english dictionary

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