iconology

noun
ico·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌī-kə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce iconology (audio) \

Definition of iconology

: the study of icons or artistic symbolism

Other Words from iconology

iconological \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌkä-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce iconology (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of iconology

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iconology

French iconologie, from icono- icon- + -logie -logy

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“Iconology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iconology. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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