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iconology

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noun ico·nol·o·gy \-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of iconology

  1. :  the study of icons or artistic symbolism

icon·o·log·i·cal play \(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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