Ceremonially+pure

  • 1 pure — [pyoor] adj. purer, purest [ME pur < OFr < L purus, pure < IE base * peu , * pū , to purify, cleanse > Sans punāti, (he) cleanses, L putare, to cleanse, OHG fowen, to sift] 1. a) free from any adulterant; unmixed [pure maple syrup] b) …

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  • 2 pure — pureness, n. /pyoor/, adj., purer, purest. 1. free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter: pure gold; pure water. 2. unmodified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous. 3. of unmixed descent or… …

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  • 3 pure — [[t]pyʊər[/t]] adj. pur•er, pur•est 1) free from adulterating or extraneous matter: pure gold[/ex] 2) free from contamination, pollution, or dirt; clean: pure water[/ex] 3) not modified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous: pure white[/ex] 4)… …

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  • 4 pure — /ˈpjuə / (say pyoohuh), /pjʊə / (say pyoouh) adjective (purer, purest) 1. free from extraneous matter, or from mixture with anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind: pure gold. 2. unmodified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous …

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  • 5 clean — I. a. 1. Unstained, unspotted, spotless, unsoiled, unsullied, immaculate, cleanly, neat. 2. Unadulterated, unmixed, pure, purified, clarified. 3. Neat, delicate, shapely, graceful, light, dexterous, adroit, free from bungling. 4. Entire, complete …

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  • 6 Anishinaabe traditional beliefs — Wabun redirects here. For the language spoken in Heian Japan, see Late Old Japanese. Pictographs of a mishibizhiw ( underwater panther ) as well as two snakes and a canoe, attributed to the Ojibwa. From Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario,… …

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  • 7 South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …

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  • 8 arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 9 Sake — For other uses, see Sake (disambiguation). Dedicated sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine …

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  • 10 Jainism — /juy niz euhm/, n. a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century B.C. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, esp. through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living… …

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  • 11 Badger Lord — A Badger Lord is the ruler of Salamandastron in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.Salamandastron, the mountain fortress on the coast, defends itself and Mossflower Woods from vermin and searats or corsairs. The mountain is populated by fighting …

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  • 12 Funeral of Pope John Paul II — The body of Pope John Paul II lying in state. Participants The College of Cardinals (led by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger), various dignitaries worldwide …

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  • 13 impure — /ɪmˈpjuə / (say im pyoohuh) adjective 1. not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, especially of an inferior or contaminating kind: impure water. 2. modified by admixture, as colour. 3. (of a style) mixed or combined with something else: an impure… …

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  • 14 pu|ri|fy — «PYUR uh fy», verb, fied, fy|ing. –v.t. 1. to make pure: »Filters are used to purify water. 2. to free from whatever is evil: »to purify the heart. 3. to make ceremonially clean: »And the Jews passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the… …

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  • 15 clean — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English clene, from Old English clǣne; akin to Old High German kleini delicate, dainty Date: before 12th century 1. a. free from dirt or pollution < changed to clean clothes > < clean solar energy > b. free from… …

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  • 16 Nazi architecture — was an architectural plan which played a role in the Nazi party s plans to create a cultural and spiritual rebirth in Germany as part of the Third Reich. The tribune of the Zeppelinfeld stadium in Nuremberg, where the annual Party rally took… …

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  • 17 puja — /pooh jah/, n. Hinduism. the worship of a particular god. [ < Skt puja] * * * In Hinduism, a form of ceremonial worship. It may range from brief daily rites in the home to an elaborate temple ritual. A typical puja offers the image of a deity the …

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  • 18 garden and landscape design — Introduction       the development and decorative planting of gardens, yards, grounds, parks, and other types of areas. Gardening and landscape design is used to enhance the settings for buildings and public areas and in recreational areas and… …

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  • 19 American Indians —     American Indians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► American Indians     GENERAL     When Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492 he was welcomed by a brown skinned people whose physical appearance confirmed him in his opinion that… …

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  • 20 Traditional African religion — Main article: Religion in Africa An early 20th century Igbo medicine man in Nigeria, West Africa. The traditional religions indigenous to Africa have, for most of their existence, been orally rather than scripturally transmitted.[1] …

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