iconology


ico·nol·o·gy

noun \-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of ICONOLOGY

:  the study of icons or artistic symbolism
icon·o·log·i·cal \(ˌ)ī-ˌkä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

Origin of ICONOLOGY

French iconologie, from icono- icon- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: circa 1736

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