Definition of agalma
: memorial; specifically : a primitive Greek statue of a god
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Origin and Etymology of agalma
borrowed from Greek ágalma “ornament, finery, statue offered to a god, any statue,” from agal-, stem of agállein “to glorify, exalt, pay honor to” and agállesthai “to glory, exult in” + -ma, resultative noun suffix
First Known Use: circa 1773See Words from the same year
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