iconology

noun
ico·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌī-kə-ˈnä-lə-jē \

Definition of iconology 

: the study of icons or artistic symbolism

Other Words from iconology

iconological \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌkä-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ 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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